If you think those tales from the brothers Grimm get pretty grim, think again. You ain't seen grim till you've seen the blacker-than-black little fables that spring from the mind of Martin McDonagh in his play, "The Pillowman." The Theatre Lab has opened a very fine production of "Pillowman" at the Gaslight.
"The Tempest," that rich bittersweet fantasy, sits like a dessert atop the great feast of Shakespeare. This, the bard's final play, was given a splendid production by the Webster Conservatory under the direction of Paul Mason Barnes.
The young ERA company is a wonderfully imaginative and truly experimental theater. They're interested in finding out what theater is and what it might be. Occasionally they find out what it isn't. They stretch the limits.
Gateway Opera's production of Mozart's The Impresario is one of the most delightful evenings of opera that I've ever experienced.
Political campaigns are crazy frenzied things. A new production by OnSite Theatre invites us to participate in the final hectic moments of a race for the office of Governor.
If you've never had the chance to see "Otello" the new production at Winter Opera is a lovely opportunity for you to fill that gap in your theatrical experience.
Winter Opera St. Louis, after a brilliant production of "Le Nozze di Figaro", continues its eighth season with a venture into less familiar fare — Pietro Mascagni's "L'amico Fritz".
"No man is an island," says John Donne. Perhaps not, and yet it seems that in modern America, despite our vast electronic interconnections, more and more of us feel that we are on an island -- marooned like Ben Gunn -- scrambling to survive and desperate for human contact.
I was looking forward to our visit to the new Boo Cat Club about which we've recently been showered with printer's ink. It's the renovated old Artists' Guild building on Union -- just across from the Union Avenue Opera -- and it's the venue for a production of "Stairs to the Roof" by Tennessee Williams.