For information on events beyond this week, check out the searchable database at the Regional Arts Commission's events web site.
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|All the Way|
Photo: Jerry Naunheim, Jr.
Gitana Productions presents Black and Blue by by Lee Patton Chiles with music by Tbeats Entertainment at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 2 at the Missouri Hisotry Museum in Forest Park and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 4 at Parkway United Church of Christ, 2841 N. Ballas Rd. “An original play of hope and healing, exploring the assumptions that all young black men are dangerous, and that all cops are bad.” For more information: www.gitana-inc.org.
St. Charles Community College presents the drama Clybourne Park Wednesday through Sunday, September 30 – October 4 "Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, "Clybourne Park" is a wickedly funny and provocative new play about the volatile intersection of race and real estate.” Performances take place in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on the campus at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville, MO. For more information, call 636-922-8050 or visit stchas.edu.
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.
Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents the musical Dogfight Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., September 30 – October 11. “The date is November 21st, 1963. "Three Marines named Eddie, Bernstein, and Boland are going to be deployed to Southeast Asia in the morning, but decide to have a good time on their last night at home. But when Eddie meets an awkward waitress named Rose, he bets his friends that he can beat them in a dogfight contest. However, Rose makes Edie rethink his bet after he gets to know her.” Performances take place Emerson Studio Theater of the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus. For more information, events.webster.edu or call 314-968-7128.
|The Full Monty|
Photo: Peter Wochniak
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
New Line Theatre presents the regional premiere of the musical Heathers, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, October 1 - 24. "New Line opens its 25th season with the regional premiere of the pitch-black musical comedy HEATHERS, written by the award-winning team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness) and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde). This hilarious, big--hearted, and homicidal new musical is based on the 1989 cult film, truly one of the darkest teen comedies of all time. The original screenwriter Daniel Waters called it, 'a Carson McCullers-style novel of a girl who meets the Antichrist as a teenager.'" Performances take place at the Marcelle Theater, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive, three blocks east of Grand, in Grand Center. For more information, visit newlinetheatre.com or call 314-534-1111.
The Looking Glass Playhouse presents the classic musical The Music Man Wednesday through Sunday September 30 - October 4. Performances take place at 301 West St. Louis Street in Lebanon, Ill. For more information, visit www.lookingglassplayhouse.com.
Alpha Players present the musical Oliver!, based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, through October 4 at The Florissant Civic Center Theater, Parker Rd. at Waterford Dr. in Florissant, MO. For more information: alphaplayers.org or, call 314-921-5678.
Photo: John Lamb
St. Louis Shakespeare presents Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., October 2 - 11. Cast away in a foreign land, twins Viola and Sebastian are separated in a shipwreck, each presuming the other lost at sea. Mistaken identities, prankster servants and a triangle of determined – yet unrequited – lovers make this one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies." Performances take place at the Ivory Theatre, 7620 Michigan in the Carondelet neighborhood. For more information, call 314-361-5664 or visit stlshakespeare.org.
St. Louis University Theatre presents Trash Macbeth October 2 - 11. "Based on Shakespeare's text, this semi-devised, ensemble-built, original content piece considers the 1950‘s housewife while asking the question: How can we re-purpose waste into something beautiful? Performed by six actors with all costume, scenic and prop elements created from found, not purchased, materials." Performances take place in Xavier Hall, 3373 West Pine Mall. For more information, call (314) 977-2998 or visit slumarketplace.slu.edu.
|Venus in Fur|
Photo: John Lamb
Valhalla Cemetery and The Hawthorne Players present Voices Of Valhalla: A Hayride Through History October 2-10. Hayrides through Valhalla Cemetery depart every fifteen minutes beginning at 6:30 each evening as members of the Hawthorne Players portray some of the noted locals buried in Valhalla. Valhalla Cemetery is located at 7600 St. Charles Rock Road. For more information, visit hawthorneplayers.com.