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Friday, 14 November 2014 10:05

'Bus Stop' takes romance on the road

It's early March in 1955, and a blizzard is blowing across the Kansas plains. When the bus from Kansas City pulls into its regular stop at Grace's Cafe, the local sheriff tells the driver that they'll have to wait there until the road crews can clear the highways ahead of them.

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Dr. Seuss, in his 1961 story, "The Sneetches," taught a lesson against prejudice that no Sneetch was different or better than any other Sneetch, whether or not they had stars on their bellies. Playwright Alfred Uhry is exploring a very similar issue of prejudice in The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves' current production, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo."

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How does a family deal with devastating loss, and begin to move forward again with their lives, without falling completely apart? It's never an easy question, and "Rabbit Hole," by David Lindsay-Abaire, doesn't pretend to have all the answers, or even to understand all the questions. What the play does do, and does with an almost aching clarity, is give us a glimpse at some of the possibilities.

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Sunday, 18 March 2012 17:01

Perfect timing!

Six creative one-acts - all in one evening, all by David Ives, and it was All in the Timing!

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Saturday, 07 January 2012 17:24

An English Farce that runs high on the laughs

See How They Run is a comedic English farce of mistaken identities set in the late 1940s. The play written by Philip King takes place at the Vicarage where the vicar, Reverend Lionel Toop (Grant Neimeyer) lives peacefully with his former American actress wife Penelope (Amanda Vick), and is taken care of by their maid Ida (NoreenAnn Moore).

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Monday, 09 May 2011 17:57

Three sisters, y'all

I don't know what it is about a trio of sisters that fascinates playwrights, but it does. Not the least of these is the current production at the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves, Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart.

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Sunday, 13 March 2011 16:49

A round of applause for Leading Ladies

The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves presents us with loads of fun and laughs in the form of Leading Ladies, a comedy by Ken Ludwig author of community theater favorite Lend Me a Tenor.

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Monday, 10 January 2011 23:08

Generations generating laughs

Community theatres love Joe DiPietro's Over the River and Through the Woods. It has four juicy roles for actors who've been around for awhile, and community theatres always have plenty of actors who have been around for a while.

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Years after her death, Agatha Christie's stories and plays continue to draw legions of loyal fans. Her is appeal is very understandable when you see a play like Witness for the Prosecution, currently in production at the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves. Normally, Christie's works are a bit tongue-in-cheek 

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