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Story: Two one-act plays comprise the evening of Oh, Hell! The first, Bobby Gould in Hell, is David Mamet’s updating of his character from Speed-the-Plow, fast-talking, slick-dealing huckster Bobby Gould. Here, Gould finds himself in a waiting room outside the flames of hell, trying to negotiate his sentence of eternal damnation within Satan’s tedious bureaucratic system.
Story: A century ago, 13-year-old factory worker Mary Phagan was murdered at the National Pencil Company in Atlanta during the annual parade honoring Confederate veterans of the Civil War. After initial suspicion was directed toward Newt Lee, the company’s black night watchman who found the body and reported it to police, prosecutors instead set their sights on Leo Frank, the New York-bred Jewish superintendent of the factory.
Way back in the days when I was a lad, Labor Day marked the beginning of the school year. Now, of course, school districts and universities get their fall semesters underway a couple of weeks earlier.
Thirty shows. Five venues. Five days. Em Piro, founder of the St. Lou Fringe Festival, has upped the ante for the second annual extravaganza in midtown St. Louis, which will occur from Thursday, June 20 through Monday, June 24.
Story: Five intrepid sisters from Iowa, driven by youngest sibling Effie’s desire to write, produce and star in her own shows, decide to take their self-made act on the road following the death of their widower father, “Pops.” Effie, her slow-thinking sister Ella (kicked in the head by a mule at age 5), the ‘beautiful one’ Lizzie, the ‘matronly’ eldest Jessie and the would-be comedienne Addie soon are performing around Iowa in the 1890s, hopeful of breaking into vaudeville.
DATE AND LOCATION CHANGED, CATERER ADDED FOR INAUGURAL ST. LOUIS THEATER CIRCLE AWARDS
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.
The year 2012 was tumultuous in many respects, so perhaps fittingly Wicked is the title of the production that brings down the curtain on the last 12 months. A record drought plagued the St. Louis area, temperatures sweltered in an elongated summer and the area’s economy staggered toward a slow but steady recovery. All of this took place in the face of impending doom predicted centuries ago by the Mayan calendar.
Story: Scott has interviewed 28 candidates for a job opening with his firm, but so far isn’t pleased with what he’s seen. After all, Scott runs Legacy Letters, a company that crafts suicide notes for its clientele. He’s searching for someone with just the right combination of style and substance who can reassure customers that their last words will have meaning and impact.
Story: It’s a black and white world for Mr. Zero, from his dowdy, dingy white shirt and expressionless black tie to his dim, dire job as a number-cruncher at his place of employment. He’s been doing the same menial task eight hours a day, six days a week for exactly 25 years. That changes suddenly, however, when the boss informs him that he is being replaced by a newfangled adding machine.
Story: Daniel Reeves has led a troubled life in his 20 or so years. He’s dropped out of high school, been busted for drugs and had problems holding even menial jobs. Somehow all of that is blurred over by an ambitious Army recruiting agent who signs the disturbed young Texan up for military duty. Reeves is shipped over to Iraq, where in 2006 he is ‘honorably discharged,’ a troubled soul who raises eyebrows among psychiatrists and military officers over his lack of remorse at killing. That puzzles and angers the private, who points out that a soldier’s job in wartime, at least as he perceives it, is to kill the enemy.
Story: This two-act cycle of seven short plays shows various pairs of characters involved in situations played out on the front seat of an automobile. Funny depicts a one-way conversation by an errant daughter being picked up from rehab by her mother. In Bench Seat, a young man grows increasingly disturbed as his girlfriend recounts the revenge she sought after being dumped by a previous boyfriend at the same locale where they find themselves parked.
Story: Angel Cruz is being held in prison for assaulting a religious leader along the lines of Reverend Moon. Actually, Angel shot the reverend in the posterior, angry that the man's cult had inculcated his best friend. When the religious leader dies from a heart attack following the shooting, Angel is accused of murder.
Play: Gruesome Playground Injuries