[This is a rebroadcast of “August Heat” originally airing on KCART on October 22nd, 2021.]
Originally aired May of 1945, “August Heat” tells of the artist Withencroft who, struck by sudden inspiration, draws a picture of a criminal at his trial. Across town, the stonemason Atkinson carves a gravestone for a man who has yet to die. Although the men are unknown to each other, they each get a glimpse into the other’s future… but hopefully that future is not so set in stone.
KCART is made possible in-part by, the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, the Estelle S. and Robert A. Long Ellis Foundation, ArtsKC, the Missouri Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre League, and the Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation.