Since the bust of Rush Limbaugh went up in the state capitol, Todd Akin offered up his theories of "legitimate rape" and the legislature overrode Governor Nixon's veto of the bill that would allow employers to deny insurance coverage of birth control, Missouri has become a laughingstock among progre ... More >>
Updated Friday at 9 a.m. with reactions from Joan Lipkin and Nancy Novak. In the wake of President Barack Obama's historic endorsement of gay marriage, here's what some locals in the LGBT community had to say: Joan Lipkin, playwright and artistic director of That Uppity Theatre CompanyI am cautiousl ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergDP performer Ana Jennings and director Joan Lipkin.The DisAbility Project, a theater troupe comprised mostly of disabled actors, will be staging a benefit performance this Sunday, May 1, to raise money to replace two air conditioning and heating units that were ripped off t ... More >>
yogaforeverybody.comJoel SniderKnown for his "hair-trigger temper" and angry tirades, he wasn't the most likely yoga instructor. But few thought that 33-year-old Joel Snider was capable of murder. That is, until a yoga guru in Pennsylvania turned up dead this week -- wrapped up in blankets and ri ... More >>
It may be that the best theater deal in town this weekend is also the least expensive. On Sunday afternoon, January 17, Upstream Theater is sponsoring a staged reading of the new David Hare piece Berlin/Wall, two monologues Hare performed last year at New York's Public Theatre. Here Hare muses on wa ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergAna Jennings with DP director Joan Lipkin."If I was able to break into entertainment, I'd change people's attitudes," says Ana Jennings, an actress in the DisAbility Project, the subject of this week's RFT feature story. "I'm a pretty good singer. I do comedy pretty well. I've ... More >>
The Rev. Dickson Beall became a local champion of the First Amendment after he opened the St. Marcus Church basement to progressive theater groups in the 1990s. Few people knew what Beall was up to offstage.
Ten years ago, Grand Center Inc. set out to create the region's "premier arts, entertainment and education district." They fixed the sidewalks and brought in the lights. It's a nice place to visit, but nobody stays.