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Working for other people and responding to their every need does something to you mentally. After years of being subjected to this kind of bossy behavior, either you become a meek person incapable of putting yourself first — or you turn into a murdering, chainsaw-wielding admin. At least, the latter is what happened to the stressed-out women of Cooney Lumber. They take matters — and power tools — into their own hands in the dark comedy The Secretaries. This play premieres in St. Louis thanks to the Echo Theatre Company (314-225-4329 or, and you can catch this killer of a show at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 7 p.m. Sunday (September 25 through October 11). Tickets cost $10 to $20, and The Secretaries is presented at Theatre 134 at the ArtSpace at Crestwood Court (Watson and Sappington roads).
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 25. Continues through Oct. 11, 2009

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