Story: Dixie Longate welcomes you to her very own Tupperware party, passing out breath mints to the audience before the show even begins. When she takes the stage, Dixie says she’s been selling the plastic items for about a decade now, and she’s pretty darned good at it, too.
Story: Young Venetian nobleman Bassanio is in love with wealthy heiress Portia, but has squandered his own fortune. He turns to his friend Antonio, a Venetian merchant, who agrees to lend Bassanio 3,000 ducats in the latter’s quest for romance with the rich and famous.
Story: June and Lurie Walker, an African-American professional couple, have worked hard to save the money required to buy a big house in suburban Boston, or at least the down payment. June says that they can eat “bread and margarine” for as long as it takes to gain a financial foothold, even…
Story: Abandoned by his father at an early age, Evan Hansen has searched to find his identity ever since. His single mother Heidi struggles to support the two of them on her modest salary while also going to school in the hopes of a better life for her son and herself, but Evan is lonely.
Story: On Saturday, July 13, 2002, 16-year-old Levi Walton Presley scaled two fences on the 109th floor of the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas and jumped to his death, according to a story in the Las Vegas Sun.
Story: Near the turn of the 20th century, George and Winifred Banks see still another exasperated nanny depart their London home, fleeing their incorrigible children Jane and Michael. George, a banker by profession, has little time for family issues and so he instructs Winifred to find anoth…
Fresh off a major expansion, one of the area’s finest museums showcases a thought-provoking debut exhibition from one of China’s most renowned artists.
Story: Eugene Morris Jerome is not quite 15 years old but he already knows what he wants to be: A writer. Unless, of course, he’s signed to play shortstop for the New York Yankees or a select few other Major League baseball franchises. He draws the line, though, at the St. Louis Browns.
Story: Mr. Walker, a captain in the English Army during World War II, is missing in action and presumed dead, or so says the military messenger who visits Mrs. Walker one fateful day. Devastated, she takes solace in her only child, Tommy, who was born shortly after Walker left for the battle front.
A lodge and 19th-century living history museum an hour’s drive due west of Ladue combines passion for the period with luxury escapism.
Story: Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the leader of the ‘drapes,’ a gang of undesirables to the thinking of the staid, ‘sensible’ folks in Baltimore, circa 1954. His unsavory past includes being the son of a pair of pacifists who were accused, convicted and executed for setting fire to a local fa…
Story: Since her late husband Ephram passed away Dolly Gallagher Levi has worked hard to make ends meet. At the turn of the 20th century she’s known in New York City’s finest social circles as a matchmaker par excellence.
Story: The many facets of love are explored in this one-hour tale which combines choreography and dance with the words of William Shakespeare and the music of Duke Ellington in an intricately woven tapestry of soulful expression.
Nov 12Webster Arts Gallery
Nov 12Webster Arts Gallery
Nov 12The Nook
Nov 12Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum
Story: The relationship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, two of the 19th century’s most ardent advocates for civil rights, is the basis for this drama.
Story: William Shakespeare – known as Shagspeare to his friends – and his performing troupe are in dire financial straits with their “cooperative venture.” So, it appears to be a blessing when Sir Robert Cecil, prime minister to King James I, approaches Shags with a business proposition: The…
Story: Adam is feeling frisky at the prospect of being alone with his wife Jan. With their 9-year-old son away for the night at a sleep-over, it’s the first time in what seems like ages that the middle-aged couple has had time for just the two of them.
Story: Perestroika picks up on the story initially told in Millenium Approaches, the first part of Angels in America. To recap Millenium Approaches, in October 1985 Prior Walter XXXIV, the last scion of a WASP family which dates its arrival in America back to the Mayflower, receives shocking…
Story: In October 1985 Prior Walter XXXIV, the last scion of a WASP family which dates its arrival in America back to the Mayflower, receives shocking news from his physician. The 30-year-old Prior has been diagnosed with a deadly disease called AIDS, for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome,…
Story: This 1970s musical revue looks at the African-American experience in America through a wide collection of tunes ranging from gospel, the blues and soul to rock, pop, jazz and even a little calypso. Topics of the era ranging from black power to feminism to discrimination, poverty and h…
Story: In 1941, Modernist artist Henri Matisse advertises for a “young and pretty night nurse” to help care for him at his home in Nice, France. A nursing student and amateur artist named Monique Bourgeois responds to the ad and, despite thinking she is unattractive, is hired immediately by …
Story: The massive door to the imposing dungeon swings open as a pair of guards ushers in its two newest prisoners. They are Miguel de Cervantes, who has pleaded guilty to being “an idealist and a bad poet,” and his faithful servant. The Spanish Inquisition has imprisoned Cervantes for darin…