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Lindenwood University presents the drama Columbinus throiugh October 17. "The grim ecosphere of the average American high school is analyzed with sympathy and precision in Columbinus, a new play that aims to expose the cultural and personal pathologies that gave rise to the horrific events in Littleton, Colo., in 1999, when two students went on a rampage at Columbine High School, killing a dozen students and a teacher before killing themselves. Performances take place in the Emerson Black Box Theatre at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on the Lindenwood campus in St. Charles, MO. For more information, call 636-949-4433 or visit lindenwood.edu/center.
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Photo: Joe Angeles
The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents Dead! Like Me through November 14. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information: lempmansion.com.
Photo: John Lamb
The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents Get "Hitched" To A Redneck Or Die through October 31. The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information: bissellmansiontheatre.com
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The Presenters Dolan present Amy Ogle in Letters to Mom and Dad: A Cabaret Tribute to the Greatest Generation on Thursday, October 15, at 8 p.m. Carol Schmidt is pianist and music director for the show, which is directed by Barbara Brussell. The performance takes place in The Emerald Room at The Monocle Bar, 4510 Manchester in The Grove neighborhood. For more information: themonoclestl.com.
The University of Missouri at St. Louis presents Euripides' tragedy Medea Thursday through Sunday, October 15-18 "Her husband's gone and her future isn't bright. Imprisoned in her marital home, Medea can't work, can't sleep and increasingly can't cope. While her child plays, she plots her revenge. This startlingly modern version of Euripides' classic tragedy explores the private fury bubbling under public behavior and how in today's world a mother, fuelled by anger at her husband's infidelity, might be driven to commit the worst possible crime." The performances take place at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. For more information, touhill.org or call 314-516-4949.
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The Florissant Civic Center presents Only Just a Minute Wednesday through Saturday, October 14-17. "The play focuses on the relationship between Dr. King and his mentor, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, long-time president of Morehouse College for African-American men in Atlanta." Performances take place in the theatre at the Civic Center in Florissant, MO. For more information: www.onlyjustaminute.com, or www.florissantmo.com.
The Emerald Room at The Monocle presents an open mic night every Monday from 8:00pm to 11:00pm" "Musical Theater actor? Cabaret singer? Balladeer? Beleter? Coloratura soprano? Crooner? Student? Teacher? Performer? Fan? Come on down and sing. All are welcome. Ron Bryant is your accompanist. Bring your sheet musi"." The monocle is at 4510 Manchester in The Grove neighborhood. For more information: themonoclestl.com.
Clayton Community Theatre presents August Wilson's Piano Lesson October 15-25. Set in 1936 Pittsburgh during the aftermath of the Great Depression, this Pulitzer Prize-winning 1990 play by American playwright August Wilson follows the lives of the Charles family and an heirloom, the family piano. The play focuses on the tension between family members who treasure the piano as a link to the family history, and those who want to sell the piano to improve the family's economic status. What The Piano Lesson finally seems to ask is: "What do you do with your legacy, and how do you best put it to use?" Performances take place at the Washington University South Campus Theatre. For more information, call 314-721-9228 or visit placeseveryone.org.
Clinton County Showcase presents the drama Proof throiugh October 8. "Proof is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. One of the most acclaimed plays of the 1999-2000 season, Proof is a work that explores the unknowability of love as much as it does the mysteries of science." Performances take place at the Avon Theater, 525 North 2nd Street Breese IL. For more information, visit ccshowcase.com.
The Presenters Dolan present Chuck Flowers in Songs I Came Up With on Saturday, October 17, at 8 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. "Schooled in the genres that call St. Louis home, singer and showman Chuck Flowers lights up the stage. He brings a night of the soul, pop and R&B songs that helped form him as a singer and actor." The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information: gaslightcabaretfestival.com.
|The Sunshine Boys|
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The Tavern of Fine Arts presents singers Tim Schall, Deborah Sharn, and Bridgette Kossor, with pianist Rocky Tucker, in an evening of jazz standards and sophisticated pop on Friday, October 16, at 8 p.m. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information: tavern-of-fine-arts.blogspot.com.