Sunday, September 29, 2019

ANGELS IN AMERICA PART TWO: PERESTROIKA • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

“If the snake sheds his skin before a new skin is ready, naked he will be in the world, prey to the forces of chaos.” This is a line delivered by the “oldest living Bolshevik” at the…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

ANGELS IN AMERICA: PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

It’s been over 25 years since Tony Kushner’s Angels in America opened on Broadway, but the Rep’s season opening production of this two-part epic is confirmation of its enduring potency…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

OSLO • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

In a White House Rose Garden ceremony in 1993, the Oslo I Accord, an effort that sought to bring an eventual end to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, was signed. A play abou…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

INTO THE BREECHES! • Shakespeare Festival St. Louis by Andrea

Since 2001, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis has been chiefly known for thrilling audiences with its annual, free summer productions in Forest Park, and its education/touring program, In the S…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

MACBETH: COME LIKE SHADOWS • Rebel And Misfits Productions by Andrea

Rebel And Misfits transports audiences to the middle of a pulsing, modernized interpretation of Macbeth in the third installment of its Immersive Theatre Project, where a roughly 10 minute b…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Coming Out Play Festival • The Q Collective by Andrea

There’s a new theatre company in town, newly launched by local actor Sean Michael -- a familiar face to New Line Theatre audiences. The Q Collective will explore gender, sexuality, and ori…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

RAGING SKILLET • New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

Thorny mother and daughter relationships have been at the center of comedies and dramas for forever. But Jewish mothers? Oof, right? NJT opens its 22nd season with a comedy that’s salty an…

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

THE LITTLE FOXES • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

The Southern home of the Giddens family has a whiff of new money to it, but siblings Ben Hubbard (Chuck Brinkley), Oscar Hubbard (Bob Gerchen) and Regina Giddens (Kari Ely) have a deep capac…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

EVITA • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

There’s a slip of the tongue from Eva Duarte de Perón in “A New Argentina,” as she tries to ease her husband’s qualms about his presidential bid when she concedes, “We'll ... you'…

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

NO EXIT • SATE by Andrea

French philosopher and playwright Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1944 rendering of Hell doesn’t involve pitchforks or brimstone, but there is torment nonetheless. In a new translation by Alyssa Ward…

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA • R-S Theatrics by Andrea

From 9 Circles and Adding Machine: The Musical, to The Cherry Sisters Revisited, Parade and In the Heights, R-S Theatrics has never shied away from the risk of locally debuting ambitious pla…

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

FAUST (go down with all the re$t) • Equally Represented Arts by Andrea

ERA is at it again, kicking off FAUSTival -- an artistic collaboration among Equally Represented Arts, The Midnight Company, Theatre Nuevo, SATE, and the Post-Romantics. Each company wi…

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Monday, August 6, 2018

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

The stage at Tower Grove Abbey is set for some tale tellin' in Stray Dog’s season closer, Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman’s The Robber Bridegroom. The musical was based on a novel that wa…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

THE REALISTIC JONESES • Rebel And Misfits Productions by Andrea

When Bob (Alan Knoll) and Jennifer (Laurie McConnell) meet their new neighbors, John (Isaiah Di Lorenzo) and Pony (Kelly Hummert), it would seem the only thing they have in common is the las…

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

LaBute New Theater Festival II • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

The second set of one-act plays in this year’s LaBute New Theater Festival kicked off this past Friday, and while the first half offered a mixed bag, this second half is strong. LaBute’s…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

LaBute New Theater Festival I • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

The LaBute New Theater Festival is back for its sixth year at St. Louis Actors' Studio. The finalists are culled from about 300 entries, and six new short plays have been chosen, along with …

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Grand Center Theatre Crawl • St. Louis Public Radio, Grand Center & Kranzberg Arts Foundation by Andrea

Presented by Grand Center, St. Louis Public Radio, and the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, the sixth annual Grand Center Theatre Crawl kicked off last Friday. Over the course of 2 days, with venu…

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

BLOW, WINDS • Shakespeare in the Streets: Downtown St. Louis by Andrea

Playing out on the steps of the St. Louis Central Public Library, Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare in the Streets celebrated its sixth year last weekend. Originally scheduled to run in S…

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

HEDDA GABLER • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

Henrik Ibsen’s 1891 play, adapted here by Jon Robin Baitz, introduced what would become an icon of dramatic literature. During the course of the play, Hedda Gabler (an outstanding Nicole A…

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

LUCHADORA! • Mustard Seed Theatre & Theatre Nuevo by Andrea

If you’ve ever run across an odd item in a relative’s home that you’ve never seen before and wouldn’t in a million years expect to see, it can send your mind racing with the possible…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

ROMEO & JULIET • Shakespeare Festival St. Louis by Andrea

Ah, young love. And long-standing family feuds, potions, poisons and suicide. Whether it’s in the form of a ballet, opera or West Side Story, Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers is…

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Friday, June 1, 2018

LIFE SUCKS • New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

The angsty boredom that tugs at the characters in Anton Chekhov’s, Uncle Vanya, pours out in f-bomb-laden grievances in Aaron Posner’s, Life Sucks. With a contemporary spin and self-awar…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE • Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis by Andrea

Hardly a mention of Tennessee Williams’ 1947 classic can be made without a reference to its iconic film counterpart. Don’t remember the film? Good. It’s better to have a head free of a…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG • The Midnight Company by Andrea

Between 1945 and 1946 in Nuremberg, Germany, prominent Nazi officers were brought to account by the Allied Forces for war crimes after World War II. Abby Mann’s fictionalized account …

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

After an appearance last season at the Muny and a live broadcast this Easter, St. Louisans have another opportunity to catch Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic rock op…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

NEW JERUSALEM • New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

Most people don’t like to have their views challenged. But when your long-held convictions about religion are upended? Oof. Forget about it. That’s what got Baruch de Spinoza excommunica…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sixth Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

Another awards night has come and gone, this time generously hosted by the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, with a delicious buffet provided by With Love Catering. Congratulations to all of t…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

CAUGHT • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Studio Theatre) by Andrea

An art installation titled Devil in a Red Dress greets the guests downstairs at the Rep’s studio theatre. Featuring the work of visiting Chinese conceptual artist, Lin Bo, the showing is c…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

ANYTHING GOES • New Line Theatre by Andrea

The racy shenanigans and silly scheming going on among the passengers aboard a transatlantic cruise in Cole Porter’s, Anything Goes, offered a welcomed breather from the gloom of the Great…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

BLACKBIRD • St. Louis Actors’ Studio by Andrea

The air in a dreary office lunchroom is thick when Ray finds himself there with Una. They haven’t seen each other since their relationship ended fifteen years ago -- when he was 40 and she…

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

REMNANT • Mustard Seed Theatre by Andrea

Mustard Seed open its 11th season with a revival of the theatre’s debut production, Ron Reed’s Remnant. It’s a post-apocalyptic Christmas story that takes place 75 years after a catast…

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