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Monday, 09 September 2013 23:32

Dealing with death and deformity

Written by Bob Wilcox
Some one-person shows have one character. Some have many characters. "The Purpose Project: Thao's Library" has one actor and one character, and they are the same person.
Monday, 09 September 2013 19:23

'Emergency': Welcome to the land of liberty

Written by Bob Wilcox
Some one-person shows have one character. Some have many characters. "Emergency," currently at The Black Rep, has one actor and many characters. Like most one-person shows, it's more storytelling than drama, though it has moments of theatrical excitement, thanks both…
Dr. Seuss, in his 1961 story, "The Sneetches," taught a lesson against prejudice that no Sneetch was different or better than any other Sneetch, whether or not they had stars on their bellies. Playwright Alfred Uhry is exploring a very…
Torture, trust and the unknown are deep subjects to cover in an evening that combines modern dance and a short play. The Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble has chosen to take a bold path with its presentation of "Nine," a provocative…
Stray Dog Theatre's New Works Laboratory presents an opportunity to participate in the development of new plays, and its free performances offer St. Louisan's a unique look at the creative process. The collaboration between playwright, actors and audience serves the…
Saturday, 24 August 2013 17:08

Mama’s Pride: 'The Lyons'

Written by Andrea Braun
If Joan Crawford had lived long enough to see Nicky Silver’s outrageous dysfunctional family matriarch, Rita Lyons (Judi Mann), poor Joan would have felt more like Mother of the Year than “Mommie Dearest.”
St. Louis Shakespeare is now performing The Two Noble Kinsmen because scholars have by and large agreed that Shakespeare wrote about half of it, probably when John Fletcher asked him to help give the Globe Theatre's audience something fresh. So…
Union Avenue Opera is nothing if not fearless, often taking on works that strain the company’s space at the Union Avenue Christian Church to the limit.  Through next Saturday Union Avenue is presenting the second installment of its most ambitious…
In "Time Stands Still," Donald Margulies takes a deceptively simple premise, examines it from four different perspectives (one per character), and how you feel about the play may well depend on which character you find espouses your particular belief.
The actor-focused Theatre Lab makes a bold statement with its inaugural production, "The Sunset Limited," directed by Ryan Foizey. Focused on character and intellect, the show benefits from strong performances by Robert Alan Mitchell as Black and Zachary Allen Farmer…
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