Language, to paraphrase Mark Twain, is a treacherous thing. Sure, we carve it in the rough shape of our thoughts. We hone its edges with commas and periods, paragraphs and pauses. But words are unfaithful little instruments, prone to miscalculations and misunderstandings, miscommunications and mis ... More >>
Comprising some fifteen hours of music and four distinct operas, Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, a vast operatic spectacle filled with gods, valkyries, giants and mortals, calls for more than 100 musicians. The composer not only devised new instruments to achieve the Ring's signature sound ... More >>
An inspired moment arrives at the beginning of Act Three in Union Avenue Opera's superb rendition of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, when the consumptive courtesan, Violetta, her chance at love lost, lies dying in her bedchamber. As the dappled lights rise to reveal Patrick Huber's set of vaulting Got ... More >>
The Professional Theater Awards Council (PTAC) has announced its fourth annual Kevin Kline Awards honoring the best stage productions and actors in St. Louis. Leading this year's list of nominees is the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, which received 32 nominations, divided among seven different prod ... More >>
Upstream Theater takes another risk that pays off.
Bubble, bubble, Troilus means trouble.
St. Louis Shakespeare doesn’t quite dive deep enough into Metamorphoses
A performance worthy of a king
St. Louis Shakespeare gives Amadeus more than its due
St. Louis Shakespeare tackles the Bard's 37 plays and breaks the two-hour mark
A future-world reading of Macbeth by St. Louis Shakespeare recontextualizes a classic
St. Louis Shakespeare performs The Rivals, the debut work of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, a young playwright long since departed
Though the story's flawed and the effort uneven, St. Louis Shakespeare's production of Pericles manages to salvage some moments
Week of May 16, 2001
By Nicky Silver (Actors Renaissance Theatre)
By Sam Shepard (Actors Renaissance Theatre)