Round two of the LaBute New Theater Festival continues this weekend at The Gaslight Theater, and as a general rule, the one-act plays of the second half are much stronger than those of the first. Many earlier works relied on a similar narrative conceit -- strangers meet, secrets are revealed -- but ... More >>
Now in its second year, the LaBute New Theater Festival continues to show promise as a showcase for new works by both emerging and seasoned playwrights. Presented by the St. Louis Actors' Studio, the festival places strict requirements on its submissions. Plays must have no major set changes. They m ... More >>
Eight professional playwrights and five high school students will have their one-act plays performed during the St. Louis Actors' Studio's first annual LaBute New Theater Festival this summer at the Gaslight Theater. As its title suggests, the festival pays homage to playwright Neil LaBute, best kno ... More >>
Friday, August 28 *Pepperland, Blueberry HIll's Duck Room *PHUT/Confirmists/Theab Hits, Schlafly Tap Room *Silk, The Ambassador *XO, Vintage Vinyl (8 p.m.) *Hurts to Laugh, Firebird *Joe Stickley's Blue Print, Off Broadway *Truett and the Traitors, the Library *The Rumblejetts, Beale on Broadway
There's something for everyone among this week's openings. www.stagesstlouis.comKids are apt to be amused by Alice in Wonderland, this summer's musical for children at Stages St. Louis. You're not likely to see this show on Broadway or at the Fox. Based on the 1951 Disney animated movie (which in ... More >>
Like ships that pass in the night, this week some theater companies are concluding their seasons as others are just revving up. It makes for an unusually eclectic mix.www.circusflora.orgCircus Flora makes June fly by in Grand CenterSt. Louis Actors' Studio wraps up its second season with a homegrown ... More >>
Muddy Waters earns a bravo! New Jewish, not so much.
Which does Dennis like best?
The Lives of Others
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 >>
Thanks for the memories: Dennis and Deanna break down 2006.
Black Cat Theatre throws itself a grand-opening bash.
She designs the duds that make the OSTL sing
This could be the start of something big
Uhan Shii takes you on My Journey
There's more than one way to stage a Cat
New Jewish Theatre plumbs Talley's Folly
Sydney Dance Company returns
Washington U. honors the playwright formerly known as Tom
Two contrasting plays offer theatrical mind games
Schnider's timing is right-on, and Russo's Petruchio is assured
Local theater companies conduct an ongoing search for places to ply their craft
Metro Theatre Company brings Nicholas Kryah's cool Iceman to the stage
By Martin McDonagh (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)
Missourian Lanford Wilson comes to the Rep to stage his new play, Book of Days, with longtime collaborator Marshall Mason. A look behind the scenes at the men who changed American theater.