|One night only!|
Bread and Roses Missouri presents by Colin McLaughlin Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 3 and 7 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm, November 17 through 19. “In post-Civil War St. Louis industry is booming, but workers aren’t getting a fair deal from the bosses. Longshoreman Jonah must decide–join the growing strike, or stay on the job so he can continue to provide for his younger sister Eleanor, the only family he’s got right now. 1877 depicts the incredible true story of the St. Louis General Strike of 1877, the only strike of its kind to happen in the United States before or since. Told with six actors playing dozens of characters and featuring music from the era, 1877 reveals an important and largely untold history of St. Louis and the Labor Movement that still resonates today.” Performances take place at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. For more information: www.showtix4u.com.
|Robin de Jesus|
Critique Theatre Company presents a re-imagined version of Sophocles’ Elektra Thursday through Saturday, November 16 through 18, at 8 pm. “Based on the play by Sophocles, utilizing Anne Carson’s translation, and blasting Marina and the Diamonds' hit 2012 album ELECTRA HEART. For one weekend and one weekend only, Elektra will be crying her heart out to the gods hoping for gory revenge against the murderers of her father. Only one catch…she lives in their castle walls! Join Elektra and the house of Pelops in this 2012 Tumblr girl nightmare at CTC’s revival of a brand new ELEKTRA.” Performances take place at Green Finch Theater Dive, 2521 S. Jefferson. For more information: www.greenfinchstl.com.
|Tina - The Tina Turner Musical|
The Lemp Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre and Jest Mysteries present Harm for the Hoidays through January 13, 2024. "This may look like a festive Holiday Party for a family-owned, candle-making business but there is danger lurking beneath the mistletoe! Slimy characters, sneaky thieves, blackmailers, cheats and liars prowl around every corner and you oughta know since you’re one of them! They’re malicious conspiring reveals the true nature of Harm Enterprises…organized crime (shhh…don’t tell Grandpa!) But the shortest fuse in the room belongs to Hector Harm, he’s the grinchiest of the Harm siblings and he’s got one of his beady little eyes on old Grandma Harm’s Job. Hope he doesn’t snuff her out before her time!" The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place in south city. For more information: www.lempmansion.com
St. Louis University Theatre presents Thornton Wilder’s Our Town Thursday at 8 pm, Friday at 2 and 8 pm, Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm, November 16 through 19. “Described by Edward Albee as "the greatest American play ever written," Our Town presents the small town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage" and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager, and performed with minimal props and sets, the play depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually — in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre — die.” Performances take place at the Xavier Hall Main Stage on the campus at 3733 West Pine Mall in Grand Center. For more information: www.slu.edu.
The Washington University Performing Arts Department presents Yazmina Reza’s God of Carnage Thursday and Friday at 7:30 pm, and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm, November 16 through 19. “God of Carnage follows a meeting between two sets of parents after a playground altercation between their sons. The adults agree to settle the dispute amicably, putting on a show of politeness. However, the facade of civility quickly falls as the four give into their childish rage. Couple spats with couple, husbands turn on wives, and the ugly side of humanity is revealed with hilarity. This dark comedy reminds us of how close we are to crossing a line, and how ridiculous it looks when we do.” Performances take place in the A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre on the Washington University Campus. For more information: pad.wustl.edu.
Winter Opera presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni Friday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm, November 17 and 19. “Mozart’s comedic masterpiece, Don Giovanni, depicts the reckless journey of a charming and immoral young man who seals his own fate within a day. Inspired by the legendary Don Juan, the opera portrays a seductive protagonist who is adored by women just as much as he adores them, but his disregard for moral boundaries catches up with him. The audience witnesses the inevitable consequences of Don Giovanni’s defiance of societal norms, highlighting the universal truth that even he cannot escape the repercussions of his actions.” Performances take place at the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center, 201 E. Monroe in Kirkwood, MO. For more information: www.winteroperastl.org.