Best Local Theater Production St. Louis 2001 - Dinner With Friends
Hands down, the best production mounted locally was the St. Louis Repertory Studio Theatre's Dinner with Friends, Steve Woolf's flawless interpretation of Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play. This was theater at its best: no gimmicks or blockbuster sets, just a great, close-to-the bone script and four talented actors in a poignant, funny and realistic snapshot of modern relationships. The Rep Studio also scored with the quirky Women Who Steal; upstairs, Inherit the Wind was an old-fashioned barn-burner of a play. Also top-notch were the St. Louis Black Repertory Company's searing production of Jitney and the hilarious Popcorn at the HotHouse Theatre.