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Meet the Past: Edgar Snow

Thursday, March 1, 2012 7:00PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Meet the Past: Edgar Snow
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The popular Kansas City Public Library Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III series returns for a conversation with Edgar Snow, as portrayed by local actor Bob Brand.

Snow, born in Kansas City in 1905, was a journalist best known for his writings about China in the 1930s, most especially Red Star Over China, a largely favorable account of Mao and his Communist Red Army guerrilla forces. The book introduced Mao and his “agrarian reformers” to the western world and made Snow famous. Snow went on to write The Battle for Asia in 1941 and Stalin Must Have Peace in 1947.

This performance, which will be held on the Lyric Opera set for Nixon in China in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, is free to attend and will be filmed by KCPT for later broadcast.

Although admission is free, this special engagement of Meet the Past at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is a ticketed event. You can reserve your seat by establishing an account with the Lyric Opera by clicking the "RSVP" button to the left. Reservations can also be accepted by calling 816-471-7344.

Meet the Past is co-sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and KCPT. Additional event support provided by the Edgar Snow Memorial Fund, Diastole Scholars’ Center, the Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas, and the Kansas City Chinese American Association.
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