Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Jon Gries

 Fan-Favorite Characters Will Discuss the Indie Classic
Napoleon Dynamite Live at the Kauffman Center

The live screening and moderated conversation of the movie comes to Muriel Kauffman Theatre on June 28

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Grab your puffy sleeves and ’90s sport coat and join Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Jon Gries as they talk about the beloved indie classic Napoleon Dynamite. The movie hit theaters almost 15 years ago. Since then much has changed; but the characters, as enduring as they are endearing, stay in our hearts.

Appealing to the inner-teenager in each of us, the story, and more importantly the dialogue, makes Napoleon Dynamite one of the most quoted movies of our time. Napoleon Dynamite makes us laugh – and laugh hard – over and over again.

This unique evening includes a full screening of Napoleon Dynamite followed by a lively, freewheeling, moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico). VIP tickets include premium seating and a meet-and-greet with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Jon Gries.

Feed your llama, brush up on your best Napoleon dance moves and buy your tickets for June 28.

Tickets for the event range from $29 to $119 plus applicable fees and are on sale now. Tickets are available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at



“Napoleon Dynamite” (Jon Heder) comes from the rural town of Preston, Idaho. He is a new kind of hero with his red ‘fro, sweet moon boots, and stellar ninja moves. When Napoleon isn’t fighting with his brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), trying to avoid his conniving Uncle Rico (Jon Gries), or feeding his Grandma’s pet llama, he spends his time drawing magical creatures. After making two new friends, Deb (Tina Majorino) and Pedro (Efren Ramirez), it’s Napoleon’s job to get Pedro voted for class president by unleashing his secret weapon.

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