When Rick Dildine moved to St. Louis from Chicago in 2009 to assume the post of executive director of the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, he, like many other newcomers to the city, was struck by the number of dead-end streets. "They're blocked-off, chopped-up by concrete culverts covered with gr ... More >>
image viaThe Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has just received a $25,000 grant to participate in the National Endowment of the Arts' Shakespeare for a New Generation program, plus an additional $10,000 from Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Rep will use the m ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/crackdogThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which Mark Twain published in 1876, recounts the adventures of a young boy growing up in the 1840s in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi.These adventures include: tricking his pals into whitew ... More >>
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