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Playwright Christopher Durang won a Tony Award for this insightfully hilarious look at aging and modern life through a lens tinted with Chekhov and Greek tragedy. The actors in The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' production of "Vanya and Sonia…
St. Louis Shakespeare completes its commitment to producing all of William Shakespeare's plays with "Blood Reigns: Henry VI and the War of the Roses," a thoroughly compelling show culled from "Henry VI," parts 1, 2 and 3. The show, as…
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:20

'Kinky Boots' dazzles in sparkling stilettos

Written by Amy Burger
When music legend and style icon Cyndi Lauper partners with award-winning playwright Harvey Fierstein to score a Broadway musical, it's sure to be wild fun. 
St. Louis' own Meghan Kirk has been appearing at the Cabaret Project's monthly open mic night (which I host) for around a year now. I've been impressed as hell with her work there, but haven't been able to get to…
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:28

The Rep looks inside Babs' cellar

Written by Bob Wilcox
Jonathan Tolins is a very clever writer. Jeremy Webb is a very smart actor. Put them together, with some inventive guidance from director Wendy Dann, and you get a quite enjoyable ninety minutes or so in the Studio Theatre at…
Donald Margulies writes interesting, contemporary plays that make up with intellect what they lack in action and movement. The New Jewish Theatre's production of "Sight Unseen," his play examining the value of art, the ambition of the artist, and the…
Monday, 16 March 2015 20:07

'Radium Girls' glows, fails to dazzle

Written by Robert Nickles
"Radium Girls" tells the story of factory worker Grace Fryer, her lawsuit against the U.S. Radium Corporation, and her illness due to exposure to radium on the job. The play incorporates newspaper headlines and historical facts from the lives of…
Sunday, 15 March 2015 21:23

Paul Robeson is brought to life at Black Rep

Written by Robert Ashton
In a tour de force, Robert McNichols, Jr. recreates the life and work of famed singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson in this production at the Black Rep, directed by Ron Himes.
I've always maintained that some of the best cabaret comes from singers who also have a solid theatrical background. A well-constructed cabaret act is ultimately a kind of one-act play, and actors have the advantage of understanding the form.
Arthur Miller's famed play "The Crucible," introduced American audiences to the young girls of Salem Massachusetts and the famed witch trials and burnings that followed their accusations. Laurie Brooks presents a different viewpoint in "Afflicted, Daughters of Salem" her thoughtful…
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