Donna Northcott wanted to direct The Liar. How could she not? David Ives' hysterical adaptation of Pierre Corneille's 1643 farce simply crackles with comedic wit. Written in 2010 The Liar not only offered Northcott an opportunity to direct a fresh new work, but it also afforded her theater company, ... More >>
As St. Louis Shakespeare continues its landmark 30th anniversary season, completing the Bard's canon and beginning the cycle anew with last month's production of Hamlet, the small company is taking a decidedly modern detour with The Liar, David Ives' sparkling farce based on an obscure 1643 work by ... More >>
Show: St. Louis Shakespeare's cunning blood-n-gore production of Macbeth, a terrific play about terrible people.Food: Globe Theatre Apple-Hazelnut Tart, baked by yours truly.Difficulty: Extreme. While the initial sneak phases of repackaging the food in aluminum foil and taking it into the theater w ... More >>
It is perhaps the most felicitous opening line ever written:"If music be the food of love, play on."In this very first sentence, Shakespeare sets the elegiac tone that dominates Twelfth Night, which opens this week at St. Louis Shakespeare. Again. Although through the centuries critics have never el ... More >>
And Juliet loves her Romeo
It's a play, not an invasion
Bare-bones Shakespeare is just bare in these one-act plays.
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Sophomore year: Dennis Brown puts the Kevin Kline Awards to the test.
Press your tux and re-ruffle your ball gown! (Or vice versa!) The nominees for the 2007 Kevin Kline Awards were announced today, honoring outstanding achievement in the local theater arts. Once again in this, the program's second year, the field is strong across the board, as you can see [nominees a ... More >>
St. Louis Shakespeare that's the one that's been around since 1984 and mounts its shows at the Grandel Theater, not the newer company that puts on its plays in Forest Park has announced that Alfonso Freeman will perform the title role in its production of Othello, which will run from F ... More >>
Bubble, bubble, Troilus means trouble.
St. Louis Shakespeare doesn’t quite dive deep enough into Metamorphoses
The year in local theater
The Shakespeare Festival turns five
The Winter's Tale will leave you cold
A performance worthy of a king
Henry V would be king
2004 brought gifts galore (but one big lump of coal)
St. Louis Shakespeare mounts an imposing Richard III
The Wiggles rock St. Louis
American history gets its comeuppance in this hit-or-miss comedy
Magic Smoking Monkey rushes the stage
Shakespeare sings, but The Left Hand doesn't
Forget Orson Welles. In Henry IV, part 2, Alan Knoll creates a Falstaff worthy of Howdy Doody.
If you think marital woes can be a hoot, you're right -- sometimes
St. Louis Shakespeare returneth
Schnider's timing is right-on, and Russo's Petruchio is assured
Mamma Mia! smokes, Problem Child and Criminal Genius explode, Henry IV fizzles
St. Louis Shakespeare tackles the Bard's 37 plays and breaks the two-hour mark
Though the story's flawed and the effort uneven, St. Louis Shakespeare's production of Pericles manages to salvage some moments