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R-S Theatrics presents a Bill Cain's 9 Circles, based on Dante's Divine Comedy, at 8 PM Friday and Saturday and 7 PM Sunday. Performances take place at the Black Cat Theatre, 2810 Sutton in Maplewood. This is another one I won't get to see, but in her review for 88.1 KDHX, Andrea Braun says that it's "a rare play that dares to challenge us and our assumptions as much as this one does, and the experience of it is profound." On offshoot of Soundstage Productions, R-S Theatrics has been making a name for itself doing unusual and risky material For more information, you may email RSTheatrics at yahoo.com or call 314-968-8070.
Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte in rotating repertory with three other operas through June 22. Performances take place at the Loretto-Hilton Center at 135 Edgar Road on the Webster University campus. All performances are sung in English with projected English text. As I noted in my review for 88.1 KDHX, I don't think director Michael Shell has completely solved the problems posed for modern audiences by Da Ponte's casually misogynistic libretto, but at least he tries, and the cast, chorus, and orchestra are just splendid. For more information, you may visit experienceopera.org or call 314-961-0644
New Line Theatre presents the rock musical High Fidelity Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM through June 21. Performances take place at the Washington University South Campus Theatre, 6501 Clayton Road. I'm determined to finally catch this reprise of New Line's highly successful production of this show. I've been an admirer of the cast recording for years and Jeff Wright strikes as me as ideal for the lead role of the owner of the "last real record store on earth." In his review for 88.1 KDHX, Robert Mitchell says "if rockin’ music with a good story is your idea of great entertainment, plan on seeing New Line’s High Fidelity." For more information, call 314-534-1111.
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