Friday, July 15th from Monday, August 1st, 2011

Mother Trucker 2: Ride On

La Esquina / 1000 West 25th, KCMO

Performances July 15 through August 1:

Fridays, Saturdays, & Mondays at 8pm; Sundays at 6pm

Tickets: $20

Written and directed by David Wayne Reed, Mother Trucker 2 is the second installment (following Mother Trucker, 2004) in the lowdown tale of widow Ruby Lee Jenkins and her crippled pre-teen, Teddy Bear, grappling with a new life on the road after the untimely trucking death of husband and father, Jerry Lee Jenkins. It is both homage to and parody of the trucker movie adventures of yore.

In Mother Trucker 2: Ride On, Ruby Lee Jenkins is desperate to save her home and her pink Peterbilt from foreclosure and takes a new opportunity westward to Las Vegas where everything to lose becomes nothing to lose and everything to gain. Mother Trucker 2: Ride On finds the Jenkins family in new terrain where they take the bull by the horns (literally and figurately) and encounter UFO enthusiasts, casinos, lot lizards, sister wives, rodeos, Barbara Mandrell and love.

This is the first return of a Late Night Theatre show since LNT closed its doors in early 2007. Mother Trucker 2: Ride On stars Ron Megee, Kimberely Queen, Gary Campbell, Darryl W. Jones, Shannon Michalski, Ashley Otis, Cody Wyoming, and David Wayne Reed.

Event Details

July 15th to August 1st, 2011


La Esquina (1000 West St. Kansas City, MO 64108)

David Wayne Reed is a founding member of the late Late Night Theatre where he appeared in over 20 shows playing over 50 roles. He was voted Best Actor: Reader’s Choice and Best Trouper (for work in LNT) in the Pitch Weekly in 2000 and Best Actor/Actress in 2008. Reed is a 2011 Arts KC Inspiration Grant recipient, a 2011 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Arts Award nominee and a Resident Artist at the Fishtank Performance Studio.

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