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 on most major platforms including Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, YouTube, and BandCamp. For more information: www.eratheatre.org
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The Lemp Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre and Jest Mysteries present Bullets in the Bathtub J through May 7. "Mob bosses, flappers, bootleggers and crooked cops will abound as event attendees are transported back in time to Trixie's speakeasy right in the heart of the roaring 20's. There will be plenty of rowdy characters at this fun, interactive event but none so dangerous as Harry "Bullets" Hyde. He’s the boss of the bosses and he is not too keen on "The Familys" taking over his territory. Parts will be passed out at the door and guests can participate as much or as little as they would like too. Some might be famous gangsters of the past, others may dodge the cops as they bootleg over state lines and a few might even be fun, flirty flappers. When a group like this gets together, it’s almost inevitable that somebody ends up "sleeping with the fishes." The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place in south city. For more information: www.lempmansion.com
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New Jewish Theatre presents Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 4 and 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm through April 10. “Laughter on the 23rd Floor is inspired by the Simon’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesars’s Your Show of Shows. This ensemble comedy features all the comic dramas as the harried writing staff frantically scramble to top each other’s gags while competing for the attention of star madman, Max Prince.” Performances take place at the SFC Performing Arts Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. For more information: jccstl.com/arts-ideas/new-jewish-theatre
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents The 39 Steps through April 10. “Hitchcock meets hilarity in this madcap comedic thriller. Richard Hannay is an everyday bloke looking for a little more excitement in his life. But he gets more than he bargains for when he is unwittingly plunged into the world of spies, agents and espionage. Now it’s up to him, with the help of a mysterious woman, to thwart the plot of the dubious organization known as “The 39 Steps.” Don’t miss the tour de force performances as four actors take on over 150 roles in a plot packed with intrigue, international danger, old-fashioned romance, high-spirited comedy and a death-defying finale!” 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 Show of Hands – a play reading event featuring the work of deaf, hard of hearing, disabled and neurodivergent playwrights, read by deaf actors in ASL alongside voice actors – on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. The reading takes place at Urban Chestnut, 4465 Manchester in the Grove. For more information, visit the St. Louis Writers' Group Facebook page.
Webster Conservatory presents Burial at Thebes April 1-3 “Seamus Heaney's translation of Sophocles' Antigone, commissioned by Ireland's Abbey Theatre to commemorate its centennial, exposes the darkness and the humanity in the Greek masterpiece, inking it with Heaney's own modern and masterly touch. Burial at Thebes stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security.” Performances take place in the Stage II Audiorium in the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves. For more information: www.webster.edu