The Missing Heirloom is an original play by Kokomo author Othello Bach. Set in 1955 Kansas, 70 year old Maggie Henderson receives a letter from the Smithsonian Institute looking for a gold watch that was given to her grandfather by Theodore Roosevelt. Meanwhile, following a tragic accident, Maggie allows Sophie, a black woman who cleans houses, to stay with her. Maggie’s friend, town busy-body, Betty, can’t help but share all this news with the town, which results in attempt to steal the watch, to take advantage of Maggie’s new found fortune, and reveals previously unspoken prejudice and disapproval of Maggie and Sophie. The Missing Heirloom is a touching story told with humor about prejudice and racism in the 1950s with a positive message. Kokomo Civic Theatre is proud to present this world premier production.
August 25 – 27, 2023