Southmoreland (Kansas City, MO)
By Mickey Coulter, Mickey Coulter
The Festival presents AS YOU LIKE IT, in Southmoreland Park through July 7th (no show on July 4th) at 8:00 pm.  This delightful comedy brings the park to life as heroine Rosalind journeys to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and her philosophical Fool, Touchstone.  The Forest provides a safe place for the exiled Duke and his entourage, the dispossessed Orlando and for Rosalind and her companions. In the wilds, the wildest adventures occur.  This story has everything we love about Shakespeare's comedies; mistaken identity, madness and mayhem.  And of course, love. Founder Marilyn Stauss is a former Broadway producer, who returned to her home town from New York where she co-produced five plays, earning a Tony award, for the Irish drama, DA, an Off Broadway award (Obie) for Gettin...
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By Mickey Coulter, Mickey Coulter
Just up the hill from Hyde Park and east of the Plaza is Southmoreland, home of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kansas City Art Institute and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art along with beautiful parks, high rise condominium buildings and beautiful old homes  Established in the late 1800's by Kansas City businessmen it soon attracted working class families who moved to the area after the streetcar line was built between downtown Kansas City and the neighborhood. Colonial Revival mansions and Arts & Crafts style cottages are just a few of the of the many styles of architecture that line the streets in Southmoreland.  Like many midtown neighborhoods, after WW ll many of the larger homes were converted into apartments because of the housing shortage but have since been restored. ...
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