Monday, August 19, 2013

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of August 19, 2013

Updated Monday, August 19

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The Pub Theater Company presents Bye Bye Liver: The St. Louis Drinking Play, a comedic romp through the joys and pitfalls of The Gateway to the West's favorite pastime. Performances take place on Saturdays at 9 PM at Maggie O'Brien's, 2000 Market Street. For more information, you may call 314-827-4185, email stlouis at byebyeliver.com, or visit byebyeliver.com/stlouis.

Carol Schmidt
The Cabaret Project and 88.1 KDHX present their monthly Cabaret Open Mic Night on Wednesday, August 21, from 7 to 10 PM at the Tavern of Fine Arts. The master of ceremonies is 88.1 KDHX senior performing arts critic Chuck Lavazzi and the music director is Carol Schmidt. If you're planning to sing, be prepared to do one or two songs and bring music, preferably in your key. It's also recommend that you have your song memorized. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt at Waterman in the Central West End. There's free parking in the lot right across the street. For more information, visit tavern-of-fine-arts.blogspot.com or call 314-367-7549.

Stray Dog Theatre's New Works Lab presents Complicated Lives, an evening of short plays written and directed by Stephen Peirick, Thursday through Saturday at 8, August 22-24. Performances take place at The Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee. For more information, visit straydogtheatre.org or call 314-865-1995.

The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents Dead Like Me through November 16. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information: lempmansion.com

The Creative Ministry Of St. Peter's UCC presents The Jeweltones (Jenn Clodi, Kathy Fugate, Amalia LaViolette, Kay Love, and Connie Mulch) in concert on Friday, August 23, at 7:00 PM. The performance takes place at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 1425 Stein Road (at West Florissant Ave.) in Ferguson, MO. For more information: www.stpeterschurch.org or call 314-521-5694.

Photo: John Lamb
Max and Louie Productions presents Nicky Silver's The Lyons Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM, August 22 - September 1. “The Lyons is about a family grappling with the impending death of its patriarch. When Ben Lyons' wife, Rita, and their grown children gather to say goodbye, they learn that despite being a family, each of them is utterly isolated. Afraid of closeness and afraid of solitude, they are propelled into foreign territory - human connection.” Performances take place at COCA, 524 Trinity in University City. For more information, visit maxandlouie.com.

The Father William Scheid Players present the musical The Music Man Friday at 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM, August 23-25. Performances take place at the Florissant Civic Center Theater at Parker and Waterford in Florissant, MO. For more information: www.florissantmo.com or 314-921-5678.

Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble presents Nine by Jane Shepard and Sketch by Leverage Dance Theater Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 and Fridays and Saturdays at 10, August 21-31. Performances take place at The Chapel Venue, 6238 Alexander Drive. For more information: slightlyoff.org.

Photo: John Lamb
Insight Theatre Company presents Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies through August 25. Performances take place in the Heagney Theatre, 530 East Lockwood on the campus of Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves. For more information, call 314-556-1293 or visit insighttheatrecompany.com. Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

St. Louis Shakespeare presents Shakespeare's Two Noble Kinsmen through August 25. “During a war waged by Theseus of Athens against Thebes, two Theban cousins, Palamon and Arcite are captured and imprisoned. Their lifelong friendship is disrupted when first Palamon, then Arcite, sees and instantly falls in love with Emilia, sister to Theseus' wife Hippolyta. Meanwhile their jailer's daughter has fallen in love with Palamon. When Arcite is freed and exiled, she helps Palamon escape. Lost, knowing the hopelessness of her love and fearing the consequences of her actions, she goes mad. Palamon and Arcite's conflict over Emilia is resolved by Theseus' decree that the two will fight a public duel; the winner will receive the hand of Emilia; the loser will be executed.” Performances take place in the Washington University South Campus Theatre, 6501 Clayton Road. For more information, call 314-361-5664 or visit stlshakespeare.org. Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

Union Avenue Opera presents Wagner's Die Walk├╝re, the second of the four "Ring" operas, in a condensed and reduced version by English composer Jonathan Dove, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, August 23 and 24. Performances take place at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union at Enright in the Central West End. The opera is sung in German with projected English text. For more information, visit unionavenueopera.org or call 314-361-2881. Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

Would you like to be on the radio? KDHX, 88.1 FM needs theatre reviewers. If you're 18 years or older, knowledgeable in this area, have practical theatre experience (acting, directing, writing, technical design, etc.), have good oral and written communications skills and would like to become one of our volunteer reviewers, send an email describing your experience and interests to chuck at kdhx.org. Please include a sample review of something you've seen recently.

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