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The Looking Glass Playhouse presents the musical The Addams Family, inspired by the cartoons of Charles Addams, Thursdays through Sundays, September 25-October 5. Performances take place at 301 West St. Louis Street in Lebanon, Ill. For more information, visit www.lookingglassplayhouse.com.
St. Louis Actors' Studio presents the All in the Timing, an evening of one-act comedies by David Ives, through October 5 at the Gaslight Theatre, 358 North Boyle. For more information, call 314-458-2978 or visit stlas.org.
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Alfresco Productions presents the comedy Arsenic and Old Lace Friday through Sunday, September 26-28. Performances take place at the Alfresco Art Center, 2401 Delmar in Granite City, IL. For more information: (618) 560-1947 or www.alfrescoproductions.org
The November Theatre Company presents Stephen Sondheim's musical Assassins as its inaugural production, Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., September 26-October 5. "A powerful Tony Award-winning musical, Assassins is an anachronistic examination of the individuals who have engaged in the darkest acts of American political discourse. Anchoring the production are ignominious figures from American history such as John Wilkes Booth, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, John Hinckley, and others. Through its thoughtful, and at times darkly humorous, exploration of these historical figures, Assassins delves into the men and women behind the act, avoiding glorification of their crimes while offering the audience more than the simplistic treatment often afforded to them by history." Performances take place at The Ivory Theatre, 7620 Michigan. For more information: www.11theater.com.
The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents A Big Easy Murder through October 26. The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information: bissellmansiontheatre.com
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Clinton County Showcase presents the drama The Miracle Worker through September 27. "Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water”." Performances take place at the Avon Theater, 525 North 2nd Street Breese IL. For more information, visit ccshowcase.com.
Alpha Players present the musical Monty Python's Spamalot September 26-October 5 at The Florissant Civic Center Theater, Parker Rd. at Waterford Dr. in Florissant, MO. For more information: alphaplayers.org or, call 314-921-5678.
The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts presents Neil Berg's 101 Years of Broadway on Thursday, September 25, at 7:30 PM. “A musical revue of celebrated hits, featuring a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars, accompanied by an all-star New York band. Broadway composer and producer Neil Berg guides the audience through the evening, contributing fascinating anecdotes about the shows and songs themselves.” The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts is at 701 College Rd., at Alton St. on the McKendree University campus in Lebanon, IL. For more information: www.thehett.com
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St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley presents David Mamet's Oleanna September 26-October 4. Performances take place in the Fisher Theatre on the campus at 3400 Pershall Road. For more information, call 314-644-5522.
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Edison Theatre Ovations! presents Unvelied, written and performed by Rohina Malik, Saturday, September 27, at 8 PM. "Racism. Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life. Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 America serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this compelling one-woman show. Written and performed by Rohina Malik, Unveiled challenges audiences to rethink any preconceived notions they may have had about Muslims. Rohina Malik is a Chicago-based playwright, actress and solo performance artist. She is also a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists and artistic associate at the 16th Street Theater. " Performances take place in the Edison Theatre on the Washington University campus. For more information, call (314) 935-6543, e-mail edison at The West End Players Guildwustl.edu or visit edison.wustl.edu.
The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents Zombie Love! (No Biting) through November 2. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information: lempmansion.com.