Play That Funky Music, White Boy!

Relevance Productions

Show Information:

Scott Cox believes he’s witnessed the second coming of… George Clinton. His friends told him the Funk-master isn’t dead, but now he's a dangerous man on a divine mission. To spread the Gospel of Funk (AKA “The Capital T Truth”), Scott’s mission is clear: star in a one-man show as Clinton. He must embody the spiritual guru of P-Funk - and his friends are determined to stop him. This whimsical exposé of cultural appropriation and the tyranny of the machine is Knee Deep in metatheatrical mayhem and the Funkiest Catalogue of hits this side of Plainview, NJ. Join Scott Cox, Trevor Belt, Derek Trautwein and the rest of the Relevance crew for a Funk-tastic Fringe Experience!


Just off Broadway Theatre

3051 Penn Valley Dr

Kansas City, MO 64108

Show Times

July 21 - Friday - 9:30pm

July 22 - Saturday - 4:30pm

July 23 - Sunday - 4:30pm

July 25 - Tuesday - 8:00pm

July 28 - Friday - 6:30pm

July 29 - Saturday - 10:30pm


Music, Theatre


60 Minutes


Parental Guidance


Adult Language


  1. Laura Burt on July 22, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    If you are looking for a good time and the chance to also get a good message check this show out!

  2. Denise Deckert on July 22, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Scott delivers an energetic performance with a fun & healing message for these troubled times. The scenes between he & Sherri Mosley are priceless!

  3. Chris on July 24, 2017 at 12:16 am

    This was a very interesting show, to be sure. It was very creative and there were moments of sheer hilarity, especially when Scott Cox and Sherri Roulette-Mosley interact in scenes together. Cox is a drugged out and deluded white man who is determined to write and star in a one-man production focussing on George Clinton and the power of funk. Everybody he encounters tries to keep him from culturally appropriating the works of the celebrated musician but his passion and delusions remain steadfast. At times, the exposition is a bit too fast-paced (and hard to hear with the sound quality) as we are taken through the history of funk music, which is a shame as Cox and Roulette-Mosley shine in their one-on-one conversations that shift between humor and profundity on the subject of white men trying to take black music and making their own. Overall, it was a trippy and creative piece that stalls through some long speeches but shines when a naive white man tries to understand why his actions are crossing over a line he isn’t even aware of.

  4. Barb on July 24, 2017 at 2:58 am

    I imagine this is very much what it is like to have an acid trip.

  5. Calvin Green on July 24, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Learn about a forgotten musician who is often not seen as an artist. This piece is zaney, thought provoking and highly entertaining.

  6. Jim on July 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    This play was a lot of fun. I’d rate it as one of the best I’ve seen this year. Fast paced, well developed with great comedic timing by the cast.

  7. Luke on July 24, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    A self-aware psychedelic journey through time, space, and music. It’s about a 40 year old white actor embodied by the spirit of George Clinton. What more can I say? Super polished for the crazy vision which ensues and with just the right amount of inappropriateness.
    Spoiler:The ending turns into a dance party so wear appropriate footwear.

  8. JT on July 25, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    This show hits every single note perfectly. It’s fun, fast-paced and funky. Pretty much all of the jokes land and the show has a great heart to it and the message, while sincere, is delivered in a light way that everyone can get behind. This is at the top of my list of shows to recommend. Scott’s performance is top notch. Can’t recommend this highly enough.

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