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Emily Brown and the Thing

Sat., March 9, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-5 & 5-6 p.m. and Sun., March 10, 1-2 & 5-6 p.m.
phone 314-725-6555
mmack@cocastl.org
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Tall Stories, an audience favorite from the United Kingdom, brings us a magical, musical show, Emily Brown & The Thing, based on the much-loved book by Cressida Cowell (How to Train your Dragon) and Neal Layton. One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley hear a Thing crying outside their window. He just can’t get to sleep. Emily Brown and Stanley set off on incredible adventures to help the Thing get some rest! Tall Stories has become internationally recognized for its exciting blend of storytelling theatre, original music and lots of laughs. AGES 3+ $14 - $18

https://www.cocastl.org/event/emily-brown-the-thing/
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Center of Creative Arts (COCA) (map)
524 Trinity Ave.
Delmar/ The Loop
phone 314-725-6555

Into The Woods

Fri., July 26, 7-8 p.m. and Sat., July 27, 1-2 & 5-6 p.m.
mmack@cocastl.org

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with Into The Woods, an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, and relevant, piece. Ages 5+ $14-$18

https://www.cocastl.org/event/into-the-woods/
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Center of Creative Arts (COCA) (map)
524 Trinity Ave.
Delmar/ The Loop
phone 314-725-6555

Transluminate

Fri., Feb. 22, 7 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 23, 4:30 & 8 p.m.
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The impressive growth of the St. Louis theater scene has allowed a greater number and variety of voices to tell their own stories. The Q Collective, a group dedicated to presenting works by and about transgender, agender and genderfluid people, opens its second season with its inaugural Transluminate Festival. Transluminate features five short plays by local playwrights Charlie Meyers, Elon Ptah and J.D. Charles. Charles' "Miss Arkansas" is about a transgender woman entering a beauty pageant, an act that infuriates another competitor. "Homebody," by Ptah, shows how a black trans guy named Malcolm moves from self-loathing to self-love, while Meyers' "Breanna" explores the relationship between Andy and Breanna, two former humans now living in android bodies in a futuristic, post-human society. Transluminate is performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 4:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday (February 21 to 23) at the Chapel (6238 Alexander Drive; theqcollective.theater). Tickets are $10 to $20. $10-$20

The Chapel (map)
6238 Alexander Dr
Clayton Transluminate

Milk Like Sugar

Sundays, 3 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Continues through March 3

Annie Desmond is turning sixteen, and she and her friends plan to celebrate in a big way — tattoos may be involved. They're like many black teenagers, dreaming big but surrounded by little that offers hope of something better. Annie's mother works herself near to death to support them, but when Annie's friend Margie tells the group she's pregnant, they hatch a plan that's shortsighted at best. Kirsten Greenidge's play Milk Like Sugar has been praised for the poetry and honesty of its dialogue and its unflinching look at the future being created for black youth. The Black Rep presents Milk Like Sugar at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Washington University's Hotchner Studio Theatre inside the Edison Center (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; www.theblackrep.org). Tickets are $15 to $40. $15-$40

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Edison Theatre (map)
6445 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-935-6543
Milk Like Sugar

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

Sundays, 2 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. Continues through March 3
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Tony Kushner's monumental drama Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches refracts the early days of the AIDS crisis through the prism of politics, religion, sex, the Red Scare, drugs and Antarctica. All of the characters and places are created by a smallish cast that must play young and old, dying and dead, and fantasy and reality. At the heart of all of this is a series of love stories that smash into the cold philosophy of its 1980s setting. "It's everyone for themselves" is a horrible way to live and a worse way to die. The Washington University Performing Arts Department presents Millennium Approaches at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (February 22 to March 3) at Washington University's Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; www.edison.wustl.edu). Tickets are $15 to $20. $15-$20

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Edison Theatre (map)
6445 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-935-6543
Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

Angels In America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches

Fri., Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Sat., Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Sun., Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Fri., March 1, 7 p.m., Sat., March 2, 7 p.m. and Sun., March 3, 2 p.m.

Perhaps Jack Kroll in Newsweek described Millennium Approaches best: “The most ambitious American play of our time: an epic that ranges from earth to heaven; focuses on politics, sex and religion; transports us to Washington, the Kremlin, the South Bronx, Salt Lake City and Antarctica; deals with Jews, Mormons, WASPs, blacks; switches between realism and fantasy, from the tragedy of AIDS to the camp comedy of drag queens to the death or at least the absconding of God.”

https://pad.wustl.edu/events/2464?d=2019-02-22
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Edison Theatre (map)
6445 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-935-6543

My Three Angels

Fri., March 15, 7:30-9:45 p.m., Sat., March 16, 7:30-9:45 p.m., Fri., March 22, 7:30-9:45 p.m., Sat., March 23, 7:30-9:45 p.m. and Sun., March 24, 2-4:15 p.m.
phone 314-921-5678

A warm, charming comedy - perfect for the entire family! It is 1910 French Guiana and on this Christmas day the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Three convicts from the local penal colony stumble upon a family in dire need of a little angelic assistance to fend off a group of unscrupulous relatives. Possessing every criminal art and with the help of Adolphe (a poisonous snake), the three go about setting matters right and in doing so redeem themselves as real life angels to a grateful family. (Presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.) $18-Adults, $16-Seniors/students, $10-Child, Call for group rates.

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Florissant Civic Center (map)
Parker Road & Waterford Drive
Florissant
phone 314-921-5678

Exit Laughing

Fri., May 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., May 18, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., May 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., May 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sun., May 26, 2-4 p.m.
phone 314-921-5678

Join us for a single night in the lives of three middle-aged women who meet weekly for a game of cards. When their fourth player, Mary, passes away, the ladies borrow her ashes from the funeral parlor for one last game. Surprisingly Mary still has a lot to say and she unleashes it upon them through after-life messages and gifts - setting into motion a new path for her friends. This is a feel-good comedy that will appeal to anyone who is part of a group of old friends. $18-Adults, $16-Seniors/students, Call for group rates.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2206156766328237/
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Florissant Civic Center (map)
Parker Road & Waterford Drive
Florissant
phone 314-921-5678

Farragut North

Sundays, 3 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 24

Stephen is an up-and-coming press secretary for a surprising presidential candidate. Or maybe that's just Stephen's spin in action. He's constantly spinning something, whether in a "candid" interview with a New York Times reporter or while regaling a backroom audience with stunning tales of his political acumen. He's young and handsome, and with his candidate's impending move to the Oval Office, there's no height he can't metaphorically scale. Of course the higher you rise, the harder the fall. House of Cards creator Beau Willimon wrote his politics 'n' power drama Farragut North after years of working on other people's campaigns, most notably Howard Dean's failed presidential run in 2004. St. Louis Actors Studio presents Farragut North at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (February 8 to 24) at the Gaslight Theater (358 North Boyle Avenue; www.stlas.org). Tickets are $30 to $35. $30-$35

Farragut North

Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 24, 3 p.m.
phone 314-458-2978
help@stlas.org

Farragut North Playwright: Beau Willimon Directed by: Wayne Salomon Stephen Bellamy is a wunderkind press secretary who has built a career that men twice his age would envy. During a tight presidential primary race, Stephen's meteoric rise falls prey to the backroom politics of more seasoned operatives. Farragut North is a timely story about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it. February 8-24 Performance Times: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm Sundays at 3 pm $35.00

http://stlas.org/play/farragut-north/
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Grand Center Theatre Crawl

Fri., June 28, 7-9:30 p.m. and Sat., June 29, 2-4:30 & 7-9:30 p.m.

A two day pop up theatre experience located in and around Grand Center.

https://www.stlpublicradio.org/events/theatrecrawl/
Grand Center (map)
N. Grand Blvd. & Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-1884

The Hundred Dresses

Fri., Feb. 22, 7-8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 23, 7-8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 24, 2-3 p.m.

Wanda Petronski, the new girl in Room 13, is a Polish immigrant who lives in a shabby house and doesn’t have any friends. Every day she wears the same faded blue dress, but tells her new classmates that she has a hundred dresses at home. Her classmates tease Wanda about her hundred dresses until one day she disappears from school. As guilt overtakes the children, they decide to find out what happened to Wanda and to make amends. Bullying, friendship and forgiveness are at the center of this play adapted from the beloved Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes.

http://metroplays.org/performances/public-performances/the-hundred-dresses/
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Grandel Theatre (map)
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367

German Abolitionists of Missouri

June 20-22, 7-9 p.m. and June 23-22, 3-5 & 5:30-7:30 p.m.
phone 314-721-6556
info@gitana-inc.org

This provocative play is inspired by the amazing stories of German immigrants and leading abolitionists in Missouri. Through the lens of history, we will bring to life what it means to strive for social justice for “others” when advocating within and outside of one’s own cultural group. While many Germans were staunch defenders of a “color-blind” democracy some set aside their values in order to survive and be accepted during the Civil War period. As is the case with most Americans there are contradictions in our beliefs often colliding and challenging us to clarify what is most important. $20

https://gitana-inc.org
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Kranzberg Arts Center (map)
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367

Oslo

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 3

Back in the days before Twitter, diplomacy was a face-to-face business. Representatives from two nations or groups would meet together to discuss the issue at hand like adults and try to come to some sort of agreeable compromise. In the early 1990s, these quaint methods enabled leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israeli government to meet, however reluctantly. Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul and her husband Terje Rød-Larsen used back-channel relationships to very quietly establish connections with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzahk Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, and encouraged them to sit down and talk about building a road to peace. In a room supplied with food and drink, the leaders of two warring parties engaged with one another as people and found the spark of a human connection. J.T. Rogers' Tony Award-winning play Oslo dramatizes those meetings and that fleeting moment when two enemies shook hands and agreed to make peace. The Repertory Theatre St. Louis presents Oslo Tuesday through Sunday (February 8 to March 3) at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road; www.repstl.org). Tickets are $19 to $92. $19-$92

La Cage aux Folles

Starts Feb. 28. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10:30 p.m. Continues through March 23
phone 314-534-1111
info@newlinetheatre.com

Come join us on the French Riviera for a night of love, laughs, illusions and truths, and the triumph of family over bullies and bigots. New Line continues its season in March 2019 with Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's subversive comedy about real family values in a world that doesn't always value family. In its original 1983 production -- before gay marriage was legal -- the show was a safely old-fashioned musical comedy. But in its 2008 London revival and 2010 Broadway revival, the show was transformed from a genial comedy into a more serious story with lots of laughs. $10-30

http://www.newlinetheatre.com/lacagepage.html
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Marcelle Theater (map)
3310 Samuel Shepard Dr
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
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