Yes, Christmas might be the best time to see "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914," but any time of year is a good time to revisit a moment of such humanity in a troubled world.
"The Hothouse" is a dark, sinister play with plenty of laughs to go around - classic early Pinter and very well done.
When I asked if I could review "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," a show which concluded at UMSL on Sunday, Nov. 3, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into.
Killer Joe is a sordid, sick tale of violence, depravity, greed, drugs, nudity and sex all set in a Texas trailer park, peopled by the disturbingly dysfunctional Smith family and their hired gun – a cop by day, a hit man by night - Killer Joe.
Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights is a show you just might have to tough out to gain the full measure of, but I think it's worth the effort.
There is much to admire in Esther's character, the focus of Lynn Nottage's engaging play Intimate Apparel. She is unflinchingly honest, kind, soft-spoken, humble and hard-working.
First Run Theatre’s An Evening of Mysteries consists of two long 1-act plays by local playwright Richard LaViolette: Divine’s Grace and The Kerpash Affair - each as sweet and innocent as crime and skullduggery can be.
The West End Players Guild tag line is “big theatre in a small space”. They are true to their word with this excellent production of The Seafarer - a powerful, darkly funny journey into the language-rich world of Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s native Dublin.
The House of the Spirits is a very long, very challenging play to stage, seldom taken on by community theatre groups and rarely, if ever tackled by a university theatre program. All the more credit, then, to the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) theatre program which not only took it on but did an admirable job of it.
First Run Theatre's Spectrum 2011 short play festival is as close to a guaranteed good evening of theatre as it gets. Eight plays by seven playwrights… different themes, styles, and takes on life … and all short. So, if you don’t like one, it will be over soon and, in a full evening’s menu of theatre, something is bound to please. Simply stated, there is something for everyone.