New York, 1905, Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house where she sews intimate apparel for clients ranging from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. As the other denizens of the boarding house marry and move away, Esther remains, lonely and longing. Through a mutual acquaintance, she begins to receive beautiful letters from a lonesome Caribbean man working on the Panama Canal. But Esther’s heart seems to lie with the Hasidic shopkeeper from whom she buys cloth, and his heart with her, but the impossibility of the match is obvious to them both. The play offers poignant commentary on an era when the cut and color of one’s dress—and of course, skin—determined whom one could and could not marry, even talk to in public. Directed by Gary Barker, starring Jacqueline Thomspon, Jim Butz, Linda Kennedy, Chauncy Thomas, Andrea Purnell, Julie Layton. Several talkbacks will be scheduled after performances. Dates are TBA. Check website for updates. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 7:30pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Local Irish playwright, Patrick Conroy, has written a powerful new play in tribute to the 100th year anniversary of the Irish Revolution. The 1970’s and 1980’s were a turbulent time in Irish History. The Irish Republican Army (IRA), a paramilitary organization seeking civil rights for its people and the reunification of Ireland defended their areas against the occupying British Forces. This fictitious story tells of the chance encounter of a young British Soldier and a recently retired IRA operative. Their personal struggles, their lives and the lives of their families quickly become entangled and entwined. This play attempts to describe the thoughts and actions of people caught up in roles not entirely of their choosing. In war, there are no easy answers and lives are forever changed.
Constant Cocoon Booking Presents:
The Cardboard Swords (MI)
Light guitars w/ an indie rock-sound, hear their debut LP from Count Your Lucky Stars here: https://goo.gl/6v1f5z
FFO: Modern Baseball / The Front Bottoms / Acoustic Midwest Emo
with local support from:
Local boys doing catchy punk.
At Night EP here: https://goo.gl/vqFCKR
FFO: Joyce Manor
Coming off the heels of his new record, AJ will be telling some stories with his guitar.
A Collection here: https://goo.gl/eE86fi
FFO: The Mountain Goats / Elliot Smith
Self-described "grunge punk" with shoegaze thrown in for good measure.
New Shade EP here: https://goo.gl/84YaAZ
FFO: Pity Sex
Dream-pop / shoegaze outfit.
Self-released demos here: https://goo.gl/2YMJqv
FFO: Slowdive / Beach House
1/27/17 @ Foam
Doors: 8. Show: 8:30. (No Punk Time)
SIRES (Waterloo, IA)
Self described Beatlesesque pop - right on the nose! Fun pop rock with undertones of darker melodic hooks and multi-vocal attack!
Brand new Chi-city band ft members of MAMA, the Rubs, Uh Bones - guitar/bass combo w/ electronic drums - its got that Cramps meets Spits meets Devo vibe going on!
Town Cars (St. Louis)
Righteous 90s college rock inflected with buzzsaw riffs and rad hit the highway anthems!
Shitstorm (St. Louis)
"desperate, white-knuckle rock n' roll that shrieks and wails through a thick fog of reverberation"
$5-$7 for the touring bands
Shaping up to be a real cross genre show but all rock n roll!
Another night to let it all hang out at THE SINKHOLE
The first weekly edition of Goodish presenting Word of Mouth @ Pop's Blue Moon. Come vibe out to fresh music with emphasis on beat culture and method.
beats, bass, hiphop, triphop, lofi, experimental, etc...
One relationship, limitless possibilities. When Roland and Marianne meet at a party, a multiverse of potential outcomes unfolds. Each choice they make unlocks a series of branching paths — some wonderful, some tragic. Nick Payne’s genre-busting new play explores these alternate universes with wit, wonder and an overflowing sense of life.
Shows are Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays thru Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 7 PM, with matinees on Saturdays at 4 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.
Miller’s breakthrough play is a searing and deeply personal search for morality with shattering repercussions. During World War II, factory owner Joe Keller makes a questionable business decision that costs the lives of American airmen overseas. His misdeed leaves his family fractured as they grapple with the consequences of his actions.
Shows are Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays thru Fridays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM, with matinees on Saturdays at 4 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.
Part of a regular Friday Night Swing series featuring various bands!
doors at 7pm
dance lesson 7:30-8:30
live music 8:30-midnight
Featuring: Superslag, Inner Outlines, The Many Colored Death, and Pirate Signal
Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2016 Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season.
Shows are Tuesdays thru Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 6:30 PM, with matinees on Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 1 PM.
From The Midnight Company: Sr. Martha has left Nigeria for a convent in Ireland. Someone has shoved a film roll in her hands, and said "Trust no one." Ex-con Larry is headed for the convent to steal a stature of the Virgin Mary. They arrive the same night, the same night hired thugs arrive to get the film roll. Martha and Larry have to run for their lives - awakening courage and passions - so they can do the right thing.
tickets $15 at BrownPaperTickets.Com
RAW EARTH brings a world tour of sound featuring the eclectic experience of the "Casbah-ssipppi" Final Veil features middle eastern and experimental fusions of world music with modern club music.
Joanna Evans' award-winning play tells the story of Amelia and Andile who befriended each other over a garden when they were eight. Many years later, now grown up but estranged, they fall into a concussion at the exact same moment and meet once again in each other’s mind. A witty and poignant examination of childhood, memory and South Africa’s born-free generation.
Skipping from frolicky lightness to the dark borders of loneliness, this US premiere shows people reaching across walls that separate: race and class, innocence and guilt, playfulness and fear, yesterday and today. The play will be directed by Philip Boehm with performances by Magan Wiles and Eric Conners. Jan 27-29, Feb. 2-5 and 9-12. All shows 8 PM except Sundays Jan 29 and Feb 5 at 7 PM, Feb 12 at 2 PM.
Dasher (Bloominton, IN)
Serious post punk outta freak central - vicious heavy wall to wall noise - confined chaos - pummels so hard yr not sure if yr head or their amps will explode first!
The Stranger (St. Louis)
proto punk - punk - post punk
weird vibes dry times
ft members of Shitstorm, Posture, Life Like, Jack Buck, Glowing One
Let's get on that FREAKWAVE
The animated short films range from 2 to 27 minutes long and are tailored to children age 2 to 18 years. However, adults will find the films equally appealing. After each screening, Zoo Education Department staff will offer a range of crafts and activities related to the animals featured in the films.
Screenings will be held on Saturdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25, 2017 (no films on Feb. 11) at the theater in The Living World at the Zoo. The 9:30-10:15 a.m. screening will feature films recommended for ages 2 to 7; and the 10:30-11:30 a.m. screening will feature films recommended for ages 5 and up.
Admission for each screening is $10 per person for ages 2 and up. Children under 2 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the days of the event. Advance online ticket sales will be available soon at stlzoo.org/filmfest.
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