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Saturday, 20 September 2014 18:40

'Death of a Salesman' at Insight wins the big sale

Written by Bob Wilcox
Like all great plays, Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" benefits from a wide range of interpretations, if they are faithful to the text and internally consistent. So much is in the play that there are multiple ways of pulling…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 01:21

Comedy rules in the lighthearted 'One Man, Two Guvnors'

Written by Tina Farmer
Commedia dell'arte -- that wonderful theatrical form that emphasizes comedy through plot, dialogue and physical action -- comes to life on The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' stage. Richard Bean's laugh-out-loud interpretation of Carlo Goldoni's "The Servant of Two Masters,"…
With this inspiring, engaging musical, the Black Rep once again demonstrates why it is among the most consistently exceptional theater companies in the region. From the selection of material to the technical details to the casting, the company produces compelling…
"Fiddler on the Roof" is a classic of American Musical Theatre, book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The story of Tevye and his family in 1905 Tsarist Russia is—as the lyrics of its…
R-S Theatrics once again chooses to take a different perspective on history, this time looking through the eyes, and hearts, of the women behind the presidents, our first ladies. It's a provocative approach, treated with a sense of the fantastic…
This being my first visit to the "exclusive mobile home community" of Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in Starke, Florida, I needed to get the lay of the land and the characters. Fortunately, they weren't shy. 
Monday, 01 September 2014 11:48

Strange bedfellows in 'Human Terrain'

Written by Steve Callahan
The Mustard Seed Theatre opens its season with a world premiere of a new work by Jennifer Blackmer.  It's called, simply, "Human Terrain," (not to be confused with the 2010 documentary film of the same name) and it's beautifully comfortable…
St. Louis-based playwright, director and actor Stephen Peirick introduced audiences to "Four Sugars," during its premiere production at Stray Dog Theater's New Works Lab. Peirick's work has been produced in 12 states and he's won numerous accolades for both his…
What is it about the music of Richard Wagner—a composer admittedly stained by insularity, prejudice, bitterness and resentment—that continues to tug at every fiber of the human heart?
Do artists control the characters that live in their minds, or are they controlled by them? Does our gender inhibit us or does it free our imagination? Can we be both the creator and the creature? Can the monster have…
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