Acclaimed Playwright Kevin Kling Performs Stories at Mesa Community College - Red Mountain Campus

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Renowned author Kevin Kling will perform his original stories at Mesa Community College – Red Mountain Campus on Feb. 23, 2018.

As a beloved member of the disabled community, Kling recounts inspiring and humorous experiences throughout his life like hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, and eating things before he knew what they were. His performance offers audience members resources to adapt in their own creative endeavors.

Kling is best known for his popular commentaries on NPR’s All Things Considered, and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log. His plays have been performed around the world. Kling has also received numerous art grants and fellowships such as The National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, and The Minnesota State Arts Board. He has released several compact disc collections of his stories and published five books.

A Minneapolis native, Kling was born with a congenital birth defect. As a result, his left arm has no wrist or thumb and is three-quarters the size of his right. He later suffered  a motorcycle accident. Now, in addition to having only limited use of left arm, he can no longer use his right. Undaunted, Kling continues to write plays and stories in a rigorous fashion and travels around the globe sharing his stories.

Experience Kling’s one-of-a-kind performance by registering.

For more information, contact Keith Anderson at or 480-654-7300.

Date and Time
7 - 8 p.m.


Open To

Mesa Community College – Red Mountain Campus
Room S140
(RAP Center)

7110 E. McKellips Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207

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