Story: The seventh annual LaBute New Theater Festival, hosted by St. Louis Actors’ Studio, opened in early July at the Gaslight Theater for a month-long run. The second installment, running through July 28, features four different one-act plays, including one by festival namesake Neil LaBute.
Story: After Ethel McCormack’s husband abandons his family, she and her teen son Ren leave Chicago to accept the offer of relatives to move in with them in the town of Bomont out west. Moving from a big city to such a tiny village while trying to recover from his father’s desertion is bad en…
With subtlety and style, an online academic project gives younger users experience in how to program like digital pros.
Story: In this play within a play, it’s 1938 as the Stage Manager welcomes the audience to the theater. He tells us that in the show that’s about to begin, it’s early morning on a bright day in 1901 in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. He says that there will be three brief acts to be perform…
Under the former owner of Woodsmoke BBQ, Creve Coeur’s latest restaurant defies description with smoked meats, seafood and internationally inspired fare.
Story: In an updated version of the classic fairy tale, Ella – derisively referred to as Cinderella by her caustic stepmother Madame because of her propensity for sitting close to the hearth – is forced to handle all of the manual labor for her stepmother and two stepsisters following the de…
Story: The seventh annual LaBute New Theater Festival, hosted by St. Louis Actors’ Studio, opened last weekend at the Gaslight Theater for a month-long run. The first installment, running through July 14, features four different one-act plays, including one by festival namesake Neil LaBute.
Story: Candide, illegitimate cousin to the royal family of Baron Thunder-Ten-Tronck in Westphalia, studies under the tutelage of eminent philosopher Dr. Pangloss, whose claim to fame is the dictum that his students live in “the best of all possible worlds.” He "teaches" happiness to Candide …
Vitality Ballet gives area seniors an active, artistic outlet for the body and mind alike.
Story: France is a dangerous place in 1793, just a few years after the French Revolution of 1789 and smack in the center of the infamous Reign of Terror of 1793-94, when public executions by guillotine were de riguer.
Story: Members of the Second Continental Congress gather in Philadelphia in the spring and summer of 1776. They have grown increasingly unhappy with how tyrannical King George of England has governed the American colonies and have come together to debate their course of action.
Construction at one of the area’s preeminent postsecondary educational institutions soon will heighten its already grand profile.
Story: Young Polish-Jewish writer Sholem Asch longs for his play, Got fun Nikome (The God of Vengeance) to be read by his mentor, acclaimed Yiddish writer I.L. Peretz. The drama focuses on the daughter of the Jewish owner of a brothel, who falls in love with a prostitute and incurs her fathe…
Story: Roger and Anita live comfortably in their London home with their pet Dalmation dogs, Pongo and Perdita. When Perdita gives birth to a litter, the household becomes a haven for the frolicsome puppies, much to Roger’s and Anita’s delight.
Story: Charlie Price is the fourth generation of his family to work in their Price & Sons shoe company in Northampton, England. The business once was robust but now has fallen on hard times because of competition from the global market for its high-quality and pricy but increasingly unpo…
Story: Charles Blow is determined to seek revenge against the cousin who sexually molested him more than a dozen years ago at age 7. He’s packing a revolver and also carrying the resentment that has built up through the years for a crime he never dared mention. Following that sexual assault …
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Story: Nero, emperor of Rome, is infatuated with his mistress Poppea. He desires to replace his wife, Empress Ottavia, with Poppea, and the ambitious Poppea is all for that. When Nero’s advisor Seneca counsels against such actions, Nero has him removed from office and pressures the elder sta…
Story: What’s a small-time gambler to do? Nathan Detroit may run “the oldest established floating crap game in New York,” but Lt. Brannigan of the NYPD is determined to send Nathan and his cronies to jail, come hell or high stakes.
Story: Empty-nester Greg shows up in his posh Manhattan apartment one day with an affectionate and rambunctious new friend, a canine named Sylvia. He found her in the park, he says to his unimpressed wife Kate, and took an instant shining to the mixed-breed whose name tag reveals her name.
Story: It’s a long way from Tenterfield, New South Wales in Australia to the glitz and glamor of New York City and Los Angeles, but that was the trip taken by Peter Woolnough.
Story: Charlie Johnson is taking a break from shopping with his wife Bonnie. He orders a coffee and some cookies at a shop to relieve his mid-afternoon hunger. As he dunks a cookie in his coffee cup, his daughter-in-law, Patricia, asks him if he is having a “Madeline moment.”
Story: Rigoletto, the deformed court jester to the womanizing Duke of Mantua, enrages the guests at a party held by the duke with his outrageous insults, all while his boss pursues any woman he covets, including the wife of the Count Ceprano.
It all began with broken noses…
Story: King Ferdinand of Navarre convinces three of his pals, namely the lords Biron, DuMaine and Longueville, to join him in three years of fasting and studying and, most importantly, resistance to the powerful allure of women. They somewhat reluctantly agree to do so, with Biron the least …
Story: Count Almaviva, a nobleman in 18th century Spain, has grown tired of his beautiful wife Rosina, Countess Almaviva. He decides to reinstate the archaic tradition of “feudal right,” which allows him to sleep with any servant girl on her wedding night before she joins her husband.