Saturday, May 18, 2019
TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY COMMIES PERFORM CONTROVERSIAL 'AFFORDABLE HOUSING' COMMUNITY THEATER!!!
Around International Workers’ Day a media note was sent our way but it wasn't until now that we had time to consider it as part of the bigger local conversation about worsening housing conditions throughout the metro.
A group of self-avowed Communists call themselves Serve the People – Kansas City and Revolutionary Worker’s Movement and they recent shared an "interesting" street performance with a local housing project.
Highlighted in May Day news from around the nation, here's the background on the recent local exhibition:
"They chose to hold their performance at apartment complexes where property managers have seriously neglected the health and safety of tenants and carry out baseless mass evictions periodically."
"The theatrical play written for the event depicts a trio of put-upon renters – one of them a tenant organizer – who are pushed too far by the poor conditions of their homes and the pending eviction of their neighbor and organize to demand an end to evictions and an end to the inhumane conditions they live in."
The streetside sketch even involved a bit of audience participation.
"In the cultural performance by STP-KC, children come out to help defeat the landlord who is depicted as a roach."
Apparently, there was a bit of objection to this alternative local theater but it seems that local leftist protesters & artists won the day.
"Upon arriving at Green Village, the first complex, the organizers and the tenant who showed up early to greet them were met with angry management who were quick to call the Kansas City Police Department. The performance began with neighborhood children sitting on the grass for a better view and young adult tenants gathering behind them."
"After the manager was chased off, the play resumed with a larger and more enthusiastic audience drawn in by the commotion."
You decide . . .