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'Eleemosynary' dramatizes the give-and-take between mothers and daughters

Fifteen-year-old Artie stands at the top of a steep, muddy hill, wood and canvas wings strapped to her back. Her moth...

'Under the Lintel' asserts that faith, hope, and love are worthy mysteries to pursue

In 1986, a lonely librarian in charge of the overnight return box at her location begins an unexpected and surprising...

Ghosts and guilt haunt a brilliant 'Shining City'

It’s been a week of Irish ghosts, a week of Irish loss and pain and guilt.  It’s been a week of Iris...

'The Weir' haunts St. Louis

It’s an utterly engaging evening of ghostly tales and drink.  It’s full of that banter and intimacy ...

Moving picture star: 'Georama' at the Rep Studio

The musical "Georama," a staged reading of which was part of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's Ignit...

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Alex Gibney was the director behind the well-regarded documentaries about Enron and Scientology. He was moved to direct and produce this documentary, unauthorized by Apple, about the life and work…
Insight Theatre Company's production of Rebecca Gilman's thought-provoking play, "Spinning Into Butter," takes a look at race relations at a predominantly white college located in Vermont. Sarah Daniels, an admissions specialist, has been hired by Belmont College to help increase…
St. Louis Shakespeare aims for a comic bulls-eye with James McLure's played-for-laughs wild west interpretation of favorite Shakespearean tropes. "Wild Oats" is a rollicking good send up, and a gloriously over-the-top production that encourages the audience to laugh, hoot, boo,…
Thursday, 03 September 2015 18:55

'One Flea Spare,' gives the plague a darkly comic twist

Written by Tina Farmer
Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble takes audiences back to the age of the great plague in "One Flea Spare," Naomi Wallace's darkly comic, emotionally intense morality play. The script is layered with interesting plots and subplots, and the language teases and…
Documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer again focuses on Indonesia with "The Look of Silence." In his 2012 documentary "The Act of Killing" Oppenheimer interrogates murderers of thousands. Without remorse they reenact the…
Truth be told, the funny in Bill Bryson's memoir, A Walk in the Woods, was over mid-way. Uproarious laughter in the first half, but then it limped along for the…
Chill out, Greta Gerwig. Calmez vous, Noah Baumbach. Take a knee, Lola Kirke. All good advice, but Gerwig and Baumbach, the scriptwriters of "Mistress America," are wound too tightly to…
The artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken has crafted a fascinating and most unusual film in "Station to Station." Comprised of 62 one-minute films, it interrogates creativity through musicians and a…
This weekend, Union Avenue Opera concludes its 22nd season with "Götterdämmerung" ("Twilight of the Gods"), the final installment of the most ambitious project in the company's history—Wagner's mammoth operatic cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen" ("The Ring of the Nibelung"). It's…
Anyone familiar with David Foster Wallace knows that the renowned novelist committed suicide in 2008. The title of this excellent film alludes to that end as well as literally to…
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