KC Melting Pot and Just Off Broadway Theatre’s are joining the 400th Birthday celebration of Molière, one of France’s greatest playwrights, with a contemporary adaptation of Molière’s Sganarelle, or The Imaginary Cuckold

When a group of Hollywood producers decide it would be a “great idea” to create a scripted African-American reality show based on Molière’s The Imaginary Cuckold, all types of secrets & lies were told, including the lie that it would be a good idea. 

Secrets & Lies is a “play within a play” that chronicles the filming of a TV series called “Secrets & Lies” featuring two African-American families grappling with love and deception in the age of social media and reality television. 

This adaptation was written by Nicole Hodges Persley specifically for the Kansas City Moliere 400th Birthday celebration. Hodges Persley is also the Artistic Director at KCMPT.

Secrets and Lies will be directed by Hodges Persley and feature actors Paul Jones (Baybra’s Tulips), Brittany Evans (Barbecue),Daniel Andre’ (Two Trains Running), Amber Redmond (Begetters), Ebonee Grace (2121), Cecilia Ananya (Begetters), Larry “Wise” Guidry (Begetters), Jessica Whitfield (Barbecue), John VanWinkle (Barbecue) and Chris Kess (The Unexpected Guest).

Performance Dates/Times:

Friday, 6/3/22 – 7:30 pm Opening

Saturday, 6/4/22 – 2:00 and 7:30 pm

Sunday, 6/5/22 – 2:00 pm*

Wednesday, 6/8/22 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, 6/9/22 – 7:30 pm*

Friday, 6/10/22 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, 6/11/22 – 7:30 pm Closing

* Talk back following performance


General admission – $25.

Seniors (60+) and students – $20

Community Nights (Wednesday and Thursdays) – $15

Group discounts and press comps available