ERA Theatre presents the radio play SHE by Nancy Bell with music by Joe Taylor and Lyrics by Nancy Bell via on-demand streaming "SHE controls the radio station of the fascist regime in power. SHE's also the star of the broadcast. Her recording studio abounds with music and oysters. But in the nearby government camps full of misfits and would-be revolutionaries, only torture and starvation is thick on the ground. Tonight, however, SHE's realm feels different. The bombs sound closer. Time moves faster. But SHE will finish her radio show, and it will be her finest. If executing every number in the broadcast means some people need to die, so be it; it is a small sacrifice. The citizens need her and she will not let them down." SHE is available for digital purchase via bandcamp at eratheatre.bandcamp.com. For more information: www.eratheatre.org
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The Lemp Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre and Jest Mysteries present The Christmas Killer through January 8. "Join classic Christmas characters like Frosty the Snowman, Rudolf, Grandma and Santa’s Elves for the annual Misfit Toys Banquet event hosted by Chatty Cathy herself. It’s going to be a great party so long as the wrong element doesn’t show up. We’re talking about that slimy, no good, rotten, Ricky Stitch of course. Why, I wouldn’t touch him with a 39 ½ foot pole! Gee, sure hope he doesn’t try to ruin Christmas…again. If he does, I’m sure someone will show him who makes the candy canes around here! But how will we figure out whodunnit…was it you?" The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place in south city. For more information: www.lempmansion.com
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The Midnight Company presents Tinsel Town: Three Short Plays 24 Hours in L.A. by Joe Hanrahan Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, through December 18. There will also be matinees at 2 pm on December 2 and 12. “In Tinsel Town, Ellie Schwetye and Joe Hanrahan each play characters in the three short plays set in the Los Angeles entertainment scene.” Performances take place at the .ZACK, 3224 Locust in Grand Center. For more information: https://www.midnightcompany.com.
Moonstone Theatre Company presents Moonstone Connections, a series of in-depth interviews with arts leaders by company founder Sharon Hunter. The latest episode features John O’Brien, who currently serves as Director of Programming for The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, where he is responsible for programming the U.S. Bank Broadway Series. New episodes air the third Tuesday of each month; see linktr.ee/moonstoneconnections for more information.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents A Christmas Carol through December 23. “The Rep is proud to launch a new holiday tradition with our first-ever annual production of A Christmas Carol! At long last, the ghosts of Ebenezer Scrooge’s past, present and future have caught up with him. Now London’s most infamous miser must take a transformative journey as he faces the worst parts of himself and discovers unexpected redemption. Michael Wilson’s wondrous adaptation has delighted more than 1 million audience members throughout the country.” Performances take place on the Emerson Main Stage at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus. For more information: www.repstl.org.
R-S Theatrics presents While the Ghostlight Burns, a virtual discussion series featuring R-S Artistic Director Sarah Lynne Holt in conversation with St. Louis theatre artists, Mondays at 7 pm. Conversations will be archived at the R-S Theatrics YouTube channel. For more information: r-stheatrics.com/while-the-ghostlight-burns.html
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The St. Louis Writers' Group presents a reading of new play Subtitles, Episodes 2 and 3 by Thomas Rechenberg on Tuesday, December 7, at 6:30 pm. The reading takes place at Big Daddy's, 1000 Sidney in Soulard and also via live video stream. For more information, visit the St. Louis Writers’ Group Facebook Page.
The St. Louis Writers' Group presents a reading of the first act of the new play Broom by Mario Farwell on Friday, December 10, at 7:30 pm. Broom is an experimental play dealing with the origins and ramifications of police brutality in America. The play is structured around the events of the brutal assault on a Haitian American by the New York Police Department. Abner Louima was arrested in1997 and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was taken to the 70th precinct in Brooklyn, NY, and soon after his arrival at the precinct was taken to a bathroom and sodomized with a broomstick by two of the arresting officers.." The reading takes place at The High Low, 3301 Washington. For more information, visit the St. Louis Writers’ Group Facebook Page.
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WebCo, the Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts, presents The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane through December 12. “WebCo invites audiences of all ages to The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, based on Kate DiCamillo’s beautiful novel. Featuring original accompaniment composed by Webster student Noah Lovins, the play follows Edward Tulane, an expensive toy rabbit made of china, on an adventurous journey that teaches him what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. Conservatory faculty member Doug Finlayson directs.” Performances take place in the Stage III Auditorium on the Webster University campus. For more information: https://www.webster.edu/conservatory/
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