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True West

Sundays, 3 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through April 28

Austin is holed up in his mother's house, working on his screenplay, when his older brother Lee shows up. The two have neither seen each other nor spoken in a few years. A film producer may be interested in Austin's script, maybe, but Lee keeps distracting his little brother from his work. Even worse, when the producer shows up, Lee talks up his own nonexistent script, and the producer shows immediate interest. The brothers' relationship is fraught at the best of times, but if Lee thinks he's going to horn in on Austin's big break, another intra-family murder may be added to their family tally. Sam Shepard's drama True West is about sibling rivalry, American men and American violence, particularly the violence practiced in the semi-mythical American West. St. Louis Actors' Studio presents True West at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (April 12 to 28) at the Gaslight Theater (358 North Boyle Avenue; www.stlas.org). Tickets are $30 to $35. $30-$35

Miss Saigon

Starts April 23. Sundays, 1 & 6:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 5, 1 p.m. Continues through May 4

In the midst of the Vietnam War, G.I. Chris meets Kim, a war orphan. Kim works in a bar run by the opportunistic man known as the Engineer, and she's essentially his property. Chris' tour is almost over, and even if it wasn't he'll be leaving in a matter of days when Saigon falls to the communists. Here at the end of the world, Kim and Chris find love — at least for one night. But their union has unintended consequences when the communists take over, and Kim is left behind to deal with them. The revival of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil's bombastic musical Miss Saigon returns to the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com) for a two-week run. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday (April 23 to May 4). There's a final matinee at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, and tickets are $30 to $99. $30-$99

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The Fox Theatre (map)
527 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-534-1111
Miss Saigon

Translations

Thu., April 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., April 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., April 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sun., April 28, 2-4 p.m., Wed., May 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Thu., May 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., May 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat., May 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
phone 314-740-6514
blackmirrortheatre@gmail.com

The very best by one of Ireland's very best writers. Brian Friel's Translations is set in the fictional north of Ireland village of Baile Beag, and tells of the historical attempt to subdue the Irish people through a process of suppressing their native tongue. It is a timeless story which is at once heartbreaking, heartwarming, frustrating and funny, as we see cultures collide yet love, hope and truth live on. $20 general, $15 students/seniors/military

http://blackmirrortheatre.com/
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.Zack (map)
3224 Locust St
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367

Salt, Root and Roe

Fri., April 26, 8 p.m., Sat., April 27, 8 p.m., Sun., April 28, 8 p.m., Thu., May 2, 7 p.m., Fri., May 3, 8 p.m., Sat., May 4, 8 p.m., Sun., May 5, 7 p.m., Thu., May 9, 8 p.m., Fri., May 10, 8 p.m., Sat., May 11, 8 p.m. and Sun., May 12, 2 p.m.
phone 314-863-4999
UPSTREAMTHEATER@SBCGLOBAL.NET

Another US premiere from Upstream Theater, in co-production with Stages Repertory Theatre of Houston. Directed by Kenn McLaughlin. Tim Price's Salt, Root and Roe is a poetic masterwork about the nature of change, the comfort of home, and the eternal bond of love, set against the mythical backdrop of the Pembrokeshire coast in western Wales. The play centers on identical twins Iola and Anest, who are very devoted to each other. Ageing fast, and with the time they have together more fragile by the day, they arrive at a desperate decision. Word of this reaches Anest’s daughter Menna, who rushes 25-35

https://upstreamtheater.org/content/see-play
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Kranzberg Arts Center (map)
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
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