A lovely, sensitive new play, "The Two Sisters," by Dennis Corcoran has opened at St. Louis Community College at Meramac. It's set in 1980 in the women's prison at Armagh, Northern Ireland, and it addresses the heroism—and the brutishness—that can arise in religious and political conflict.
Mary Zimmerman comes by her academic standards naturally, as the daughter of two college professors at the University of Nebraska. Her writing skills, however, are the product of a fanciful imagination that has guided her artistic achievements since childhood.
What a contest:QE I vs Gráinne Ní Mháille (Grace O’Malley) in The Conversation, a new play by St. Louis native Dennis Corcoran at The Focal Point in Maplewood. You don’t have to be English or Irish to know that an ancient, deeply rooted animosity exists between England and Ireland over sovereignty and religion.