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Playwright Neal Simon is very generous in his play "Chapter Two".
The world premiere of "Wake Up, Cameron Dobbs", is a charming, smart, and witty evening of comedy. It was very well acted, and I particularly enjoyed the light hearted humor.
Allan Ball's "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" could be classified as a comedy. Set in Meredith's (played by Kimi Wibbenmeyer) bedroom during her sister's wedding reception, the play revovles around how five of the bridesmaids use the locale as a way to escape the reception party and get to know each other better in the process. The story seems clever and there were funny moments, but this production was not absorbing.
Briefs, it was called, because – well, because they were brief. Ten or 15 minutes. But there were seven of them, so together they made a full evening of theatre. But they only lasted one brief weekend.
The Washington University Ovations Series continued its 2011–2012 offerings with a performance by The Water Coolers, a company based in New York.
A creature was found living in a cave "many miles to the South" near the West Virginian coal-mining town of Hope Falls.
KTK Productions is self-described as an independent amateur theatre company, performing works with an ensemble spirit. Operating for nearly three decades, KTK is presumed to have a solid understanding of how to stage quality theatre, regardless of how amateur they claim to be.
In his plays, A.R. Gurney entertainingly chronicles the lives and social customs of the upper strata of the old families of the white Anglo-Saxon Protestants of the northeastern U.S.
Though often included in the Theatre of the Absurd, Jean Genet has long struck me as one of the first post-modern playwrights. In several of his plays, he uses theatre itself – the playing of a role – as a metaphor for the human condition: metatheatre, if you will.
All cultures have a dance like this. In French it’s called ”la ronde”, in German “der Reigen”. In English it’s a “round dance”—that graceful swirling changing of partners around a circle until at last one finds oneself saying, “Hello Again.”
Neil Labute's Autobahn is a pleasant twist from the usual structure of plays. It is a compilation of seven short plays, presented as one. Each vignette, or short one act takes place in the front seat of an automobile with two characters, and of course, different situations that range from serious to funny to absurd.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a delightful play in its own right, but in the hands of the amazing director Chris Anthony and the superb choreographer Heather Beal, the Shakespeare favorite is transformed into a production that rocks to a disco beat.
I would say that Bad Things for Good Reasons is a play that we need to not just watch, but experience. Set in a small Ozark town, the play is about those characters whose stories seem surreal as they unwind. Are we judgmental of those around us that aren't so like us? And what if they opened up and you got a glimpse of their world?
Gritty and earthy, Arthur Laurent’s West Side Story had a profound effect on its audiences when it opened on Broadway in 1957 and indeed some say the Leonard Bernstein score, the Stephen Sondheim lyrics, and the smashing choreography by Jerome Robbins changed the course of American musical theater forever.
For thousands of years gemstones have been mounted in artistic settings—the purpose being to enhance the beauty of the stone itself.
“You’re just two wonderful people who happened to fall in love and happened to have a slight pigmentation problem,” said the concerned dad played by Spencer Tracy.
“Rock of Ages”, the hit 2009 Broadway musical featuring some of the most popular rock music of the 1980s, made its St. Louis debut Friday night at the Fabulous Fox.
Thundering applause and a standing ovation greeted comedian Lewis Black at the Peabody Opera House last night as he brought his "In God We Rust" comedy tour to St. Louis.
Mustard Seed Theatre presents "Playland," the story of two men wrestling with inner demons played out upon the grounds of a traveling amusement park in South Africa. The black box theatre at Fontbonne University is a malleable space. Having both painted and acted in the theatre, I am somewhat smitten with its versatility.