Beginnings from an End


Show Information:

Our choices build the foundations of our lives. Three women, three choices- each one building her life. Beginnings follows the progression of reproductive rights since Roe v Wade, and examines the impact of the right to choose on the lives of three women and their families.


Westport Coffee House

4010 Pennsylvania

Kansas City, MO 64108

Show Times

July 22 - Saturday - 6:00pm

July 26 - Wednesday - 6:00pm

July 27 - Thursday - 7:30pm

July 29 - Saturday - 9:00pm



Spoken Word


60 Minutes


Mature Audience Only


Adult Language


  1. Jean on July 24, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    A powerful show that is excellently performed.

  2. Jan M. on July 25, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Such a relevant topic. Terrific acting and definitely worth seeing.

  3. Walter on July 27, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    The playwright did an excellent job of telling three different stories so succinctly. Run time when we went was about 50 minutes, where it was advertised as an hour. Well done cast and crew!

  4. Kristin on July 27, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Well done! And so relevant, given what’s happening in the Missouri legislature right now. I don’t go to the theatre often, but am glad we took the time to see this show.

  5. Barbara Dooley on July 28, 2017 at 2:19 am

    “Beginnings from an End” is a well-acted, well-crafted play which sensitively addresses a woman’s right to choose. The play covers pre-and post-Roe v. Wade and profiles an 18-year old couple on the cusp of beginning their adult lives; a family with three young children, one, an infant, with a life-altering diagnosis; and a young woman in the process of leaving an abusive relationship and already raising two children. The facts affecting their decisions within the political and social environment of their time–from 1970 to 2017–are presented with a light touch and without preaching.
    The stories are woven together by a narrator who comments and raises questions–in blank verse, no less.
    I was drawn in and deeply moved by each of the stories.
    Highly recommended.

  6. Linda collier on July 30, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Fantastic. It was as moving an experience I’ve ever had. It was absolutely authentic and important

  7. Michael DeMent on July 30, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Well directed, written and acted play! My first fringe festival production, and it was great!

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