Before the annual stroll around The Galleria in search of holiday gifts both selective and silly, it’s time to contemplate what occurred on local stages in the past 12 months.
Story: Fresh out of prison, Percy Talbott arrives in the middle of winter in the town of Gilead, Wisconsin in the 1990s, a place she selected based on a photo she saved from a travel book. Sheriff Joe Sutter meets her and, though puzzled why anyone would want to settle in the depressed hamlet, arranges for her to work at the Spitfire Grill, the only restaurant in town.
Katherine Marie Bear and Adam Joseph Brown
Amid the gently winding tree-lined lanes of Brentmoor Park, a charming Colonial century home sits on 1.5 acres, near all the conveniences of downtown Clayton.
Story: Middle-aged Judy is forced back into the workplace when her husband squanders their savings and runs off with his teen-aged secretary. Judy is hired by the mammoth Consolidated Companies and dumped into the lap of Violet, the senior office supervisor.
Story: In conjunction with Vital VOICE Magazine and Pearl Vodka, That Uppity Theatre Company recently presented eight vignettes by as many playwrights, 10-minute pieces that explore comic and dramatic issues with a focus on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered people.
Julie Lynn Jackson and Jacob Daniel Molitor
The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital has elected KENNETH SUELTHAUS as its new board chair. Suelthaus is vice chairman of Polsinelli.
Recognition of stellar productions by nearly two dozen local theater companies will take center stage when the St. Louis Theater Circle presents its second annual awards ceremony honoring the best in local professional theater, on stage and behind the scenes, on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), 524 Trinity Avenue in University City.
The 3-bedroom, 4-full and 1-half bath home in Town & Country is listed for $985,000.
Anne LeBlanc and Ryan Nunley
A 4-bedroom, 4-full and 1-half bath home in Ladue is listed for $1.195 million
Story: “There was a cabaret and a Master of Ceremonies, and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany, and it was the end of the world, and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both fast asleep.”
ROBERT BUTLER has joined Starkloff Disability Institute’s board of directors. Butler is executive VP at Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions in Clayton. Also, LORI BECKER has joined as director of development and communications.
For sale: A custom-built home nestled in the cul de sac of a private subdivision in exclusive Huntleigh, recently named the wealthiest neighborhood in the U.S. by Wall St. Cheat Sheet. Currently on the market through The Ryan Tradition with Coldwell Banker Gundaker, John Ryan says the coveted property is just the kind of high-end residential real estate that he and his mother, Anne, have specialized in for decades.
Anne Ryan, John and Ann Ryan
Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis has added a new board member, STEVEN KENNY of Wells Fargo Advisors. The organization provides support services to area cancer patients and their families at no charge.
If experience matters in the real estate market, then the Ryans have it covered. More than two decades ago, when John Ryan teamed up with his mother, Anne, he brought about 15 years of prior experience in commercial real estate. “We both brought a lot of diverse talents to the table,” John Ryan says. Today, the team focuses its efforts on upper-end residential properties, with an average sale price of about $1.6 million. “There are no other agents with that kind of an average,” he says. “We know the properties and the clientele. We approach it in a very businesslike way and our clients like that.”
John & Anne Ryan, Coldwell Banker Gundaker
DATE AND LOCATION CHANGED, CATERER ADDED FOR INAUGURAL ST. LOUIS THEATER CIRCLE AWARDS
Set on 3 acres in Ladue, this Ralph Fournier-designed home boasts more than 10,000 square feet of living space with extraordinary details inside and out, including a full masonry exterior, Ludowici clay tile roof, two-story entry foyer and 10 fireplaces. A grand circular staircase connects three floors, with a master suite offering a library and two baths, complemented by five additional bedrooms and family space on the second and third floors. A hearth room adjoins the center island kitchen and a finished lower walk-out level includes a recreation area, fireplace and bath, along with extensive storage space. Built by Higginbotham Brothers, the home also features an elevator, 10-foot ceilings, built-in bookcases, walk-in closets, French doors and Palladian windows. A four-car garage provides plenty of space for parking, and a lighted tennis court is ready for a game when the weather turns warm.
Performances by local professional theater companies, ranging in size from The Muny and its productions in the 11,000-seat Forest Park amphitheater to small companies performing in modest spaces throughout the area, will be recognized at the inaugural Louie Awards.
Katie Marie Corey and Daniel Robert DiLeo
A three-plus story home in Ladue with 15 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths and 2 half baths is listed for $3.95 million.