Ernest Hemingway

Meet the Past
Library Director Crosby Kemper III holds a public conversation with a young Ernest Hemingway – portrayed by local actor Rusty Sneary – as Meet the Past moves to Union Station in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the terminal’s 1914 opening.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6:30 pm

Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd. Once the episode is aired on KCPT, it will be made available at You MUST RSVP in order to be admitted to this event. Your RSVP entitles you to the specified number of general admission tickets. Tickets may be picked up at the Union Station ticket office starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the event. Standard Union Station parking rates apply. Rusty Sneary is co-founder/co-owner/artistic director of The Living Room Theatre. He has appeared in productions with almost every theatre company in Kansas City: Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City Actors Theatre, etc. Among his theatre credits are A Christmas Carol, Master of the Universe, Venus in Fur, Carousel, Death of a Salesman, August: Osage County, Omnium Gatherum, and The Real Inspector Hound. Crosby Kemper III, director of the Kansas City Public Library, has conducted numerous televised conversations with notable figures from Kansas City’s past portrayed by local actors and performers, ranging from Tom Pendergast and Ameila Earhart to Charlie Parker and Jesse James. The program will be taped by KCPT for later broadcast. It also will be shown at Union Station during the Centennial Open House weekend, November 1-2, 2014. Co-presented by The Kansas City Public Library and Union Station. Co-sponsored by the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.