This wickedly witty, erotically charged play is about the conflict between the imprisoned Marquis de Sade (infamous, irreverent literary bad boy of 18th Century France) and the keepers entrusted with silencing the perverse tales that drip from his ink-laden quill. De Sade’s only sword is his pen; his opponents are armed with far deadlier weapons. Quills explores the delicate and often malleable line between morality and personal freedom, while satirizing the hypocrisy and convenience of censorship and sexuality. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Doug Wright, will lead a post-show talkback of his provocative Obie award winning play Quills Friday, August 1st, 2014 after the 8pm performance.  Jeffrey Mittman, Executive Director of the ACLU of Missouri will be moderating the conversation that will also include the director and actors.


  • Starting Friday, August 1st, 2014, repeated every week on Friday and Saturday until Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 8:00 pm


Wool Studio Theatre A&E Building of the JCC's Staenberg Family Complex

2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146

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