Anjali Bhimani climbs to the ROOF OF THE WORLD


Couldn’t be more excited to be sharing this news…

For many years now, I’ve been working with a stellar playwright and dear friend, D. Tucker Smith, on her epic drama, Roof of the World. I’m thrilled to share that we are finally bringing the show from page to stage at Kansas City Repertory Theatre! Under the direction of Eric Rosen, previews begins February 26 with opening night on March 4. Tickets are available at


“Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Eric Rosen is pleased to announce the cast of the World Premiere of D. Tucker Smith‘s Roof of the World. Both a spy adventure story and a drama of a British family caught in a political crisis, Roof is a sweeping romance that takes place on two continents during Queen Victoria’s rule. The action follows a young British explorer and an Indian spy in disguise as they travel into the uncharted territory of what is now Afghanistan. Their story unfolds amidst “The Great Game” — the race between England and Russia to map the Pamir Mountains to gain control of much of Asia — of which they are both instrumental players. Daring escapes and fights, blossoming secret love, and the transformation of a rich Victorian family put at odds with the British Empire will keep your heart racing until its final moments. Presented in association with Jana Robbins Productions.

“Roof of the World is unique among new plays” Rosen stated. “Many contemporary plays are small in scope and bound by the limitations of realism. D. Tucker Smith offers us a true epic, wrangling the history of British Empire, the struggle for Afghanistan, and the sweep of an epic love story into one breathless, glorious play. Directing this kind of historical romance calls on talents and feats of imagination that we love at the Rep, and we are delighted to offer our audiences the first chance to experience this thrilling new play.”

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