Fall. The time of year when the leaves change color, sweaters are pulled out of storage, and tales of horror, aliens, and ghosts abound. The University of Missouri at St. Louis (UMSL) jumps in, and then takes a step to the right, with "The Rocky Horror Show," the original stage version of the midnight movie favorite.
Who hasn't thought: "if I don't get taken care of soon, I am going to lose my mind" while waiting in line at the DMV? As Upstream Theater's production "Diary of a Madman" illustrates, it isn't just the customer who can be driven crazy by bureaucracy.
That a man named Lincoln would portray President Lincoln in an arcade role playing game is an interesting twist; that the same man would have a brother intentionally named Booth is a recipe for an unhappy ending. It is on this premise that "Top Dog / Underdog" revolves, ever so quietly, and the story unravels, ever so painfully.
It is easy to understand why "Boeing Boeing" became such a popular piece of French theater in the 1960's, with productions spanning fifty-five nations around the globe. Written by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverly Cross, "Boeing Boeing" has crossed cultural boundaries to reveal and poke fun at universal truths of relationships and romantic behavior.
This production of the classic movie musicals, "Singin' In the Rain" is as delightful as a cool breeze on a hot St. Louis night .
There was no greater decade in American Theater than the 1950's, at least when it came to that woefully expired genre, the Sophisticated Comedy.
With an unflinching and sympathetic eye, playwright Lee Patton Chiles offers us a window into the hidden world of marital abuse.
It's a trip down the rabbit hole seated on an out of control locomotive headed straight for disaster but like the heroine, Jean, I could neither jump off nor look away.
Full enjoyment of any type of theater requires the willing suspension of disbelief; but Acts of Love, written by Kathryn Chetkovich, requires a full lobotomy.