Monday, November 04, 2013

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of November 4, 2013

Updated Monday, November 4

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Act Two Theatre presents 9 to 5 the Musical through November 10. Performances take place in the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre at 1 St Peters Centre Blvd, St. Peters, MO 63376. For more information:

Mustard Seed Theatre presents the a capella musical All is Calm Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, November 8-24. “Join us in celebrating the power of peace in this a capella musical based on the true story of soldiers during World War I who for one night, put down their arms and played soccer instead of exchanging bullets.” Performances take place at the Fontbonne Fine Arts Theatre, 6800 Wydown Blvd. For more information, call (314) 719-8060 or visit the web site at

Tesseract Theatre Company presents Jean Anouilh's adaptation of the tragedy Antigone Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sunday at 4 PM, November through 10. Performances take place at the Regional Arts Commission on Delmar, across from the Pageant. For more information:

Dance St. Louis presents the Shanghai Ballet production The Butterfly Lovers Friday at 8 PM and Saturday at 2 and 8 PM, November 8 and 9. “The elegant, folk-infused ballet, where Western ballet meets Chinese dancing, follows the fairytale story of the blossoming yet ill-fated romance of a young couple. It is often considered the Chinese version of Romeo and Juliet. The four-act production showcases stunning and ornate costumes; elaborate set designs reflecting the changing seasons; and breathtaking choreography that highlights Shanghai Ballet's striking classical technique.” Performances take place at the Touhill Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. For more information:

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, or visit

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:

Winter Opera St. Louis presents Gounod's Faust Friday at 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM, November 8 and 10. Performances take place at The Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory School, 425 S. Lindbergh. The opera is sung in French with projected English supertitles. For more information, visit

©Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents drama Fly through November 10. “Based on the experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen, this inspiring story follows four courageous young African-American pilots as they train to fly combat aircraft during World War II. Facing powerful conflict both on and off the battlefield, the men form a lasting brotherhood, paving the way for the desegregation of the military and giving hope to a changing America on the horizon. Soaring and inventive, Fly combines live action, video and the compelling “Tap Griot,” an innovative dancing storyteller who expresses the anger, fear and triumph that the officers cannot.” Performances take place at the Loretto-Hlton Center, 130 Edgar Road in Webster Groves, MO. For more information, call 314-968-4925 or visit Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

(L to R): Barry Mulholland as Sigmund Freud
and Jim Butz as C.S. Lewis.
©Photo: Eric Woolsey
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Freud's Last Session through November 24. “Just weeks before his death, legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud invites young writer C.S. Lewis to his home for a meeting. Freud wants to understand how a man once known for his fervent atheism could have become one of Christianity's strongest believers. The debate between these two colossal, charismatic thinkers becomes a dissection of love, sex, science and faith - humorous, insightful and intellectually riveting.” Performances take place in the studio theatre at the Loretto-Hlton Center, 130 Edgar Road in Webster Groves, MO. For more information, call 314-968-4925 or visit Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

Zach Wachter as Mr. Gibbs, Roger Erb as Lush
Photo: John Lamb
The West End Players Guild continues their 103rd season with Pinter's The Hothouse by Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, November 1-10. There will also be a show on Thursday, November 7, at 8 PM. “Enjoy an evening of Pinter's wicked humor at its darkest. Set in a government-run mental institution on Christmas day, The Hothouse is wild, impudent and blisteringly funny. When one patient dies mysteriously and another turns up pregnant, director Roote seems to be losing control - or is he merely losing his mind?” Performances take place at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 North Union at Enright in the Central West End. For more information, call 314-367-0025 or visit Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents the musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Thursday [November 14 only] through Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday [November 10 only] at 2 PM, November 8 through 16. Performances take place in the Robert G. Reim Theatre of the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 South Geyer Road. For more information, call 314-821-9956 or visit

The Hawthorne Players present the comedy Morning's at Seven November 8-17. The performances take place at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre at Parker and Waterford in Florissant, MO. For more information, call 921-5678 or visit

St. Louis Actors' Studio continues its seventh season, themed "Sins of the Father," with Nicky Silver's Pterodactyls November 8-24. “Dysfunction takes on new meaning with the Duncan Family. We laugh throughout, as we watch the family disintegrate, and finally realize the seeds of this dysfunction lie within us all.” Performances take place at the Gaslight Theatre, 358 North Boyle. For more information, call 314-458-2978 or visit

First Run Theatre presents the 2013 Spectrum One-Act Play Festival Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM through Novembet 10. Performances take place at Southampton Presbyterian Church, 4716 Macklind. For more information, call (314) 352-5114 or visit

Dramatic License Productions presents Tuesdays With Morrie through November 17. “What begins as a weekly meeting with an old professor results in a series of life lessons that Mitch, and the audience, will never forget.” Performances take place at Dramatic License Theatre located at the upper level of Chesterfield Mall (near Sears and across from Houlihan's Restaurant). For more information, call 636-220-7012 or visit

OnSite Theatre Company presents the world premiere of The Trivia Job by St. Louis native and San Francisco playwright Dan Rubin Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM through November 9. “When the women of the St. Francis Knitting Ministry learn that their beloved church is on the brink of financial ruin, they do exactly what anyone else would do: they plan an elaborate bank heist, using a special trivia night fundraiser as their cover. But will the replacement emcee, a young priest from their church, screw up all of their plans? With a complete evening of trivia interwoven into a thrilling comedy set in a site-specific location, The Trivia Job promises to be a night of theater like none you've ever before experienced. Get ready to be accessories to fun!” Performances take place at Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis, 1919 S Broadway in Soulard. For more information: Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves presents the thriller Veronica's Room November 8-17. Performances take place in the Guild theatre at Newport and Summit in Webster Groves, MO. For more information: or call 314-962-0876.

Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble presents the thriller The Woman in Black Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 and Fridays and Saturdays at 10 through November 9. Performances take place at The Chapel Venue, 6238 Alexander Drive. For more information: Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

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