Metro Theater Company http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Do Swirly Pink Skirts Go With ‘Clompety’ Boots? STL Play Says Yes To Gender Mixups http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/do-swirly-pink-skirts-go-clompety-boots-stl-play-says-yes-gender-mixups <p>Can girls have short hair that isn’t a hairstyle? Can boys try on tutus? In ways both overt and subtle, society often says they can’t, or at least, they shouldn’t.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:45:27 +0000 Nancy Fowler 34929 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Do Swirly Pink Skirts Go With ‘Clompety’ Boots? STL Play Says Yes To Gender Mixups Metro Theater Company Presents 'Unsorted' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-theater-company-presents-unsorted <p>Since the 1970s, Metro Theater Company has been performing thought-provoking, and often original, works for young audiences in St. Louis and beyond.</p><p>Currently the company is touring area schools and stages performing “Unsorted” by Wesley Middleton. The forty-minute drama explores themes of identity and belonging through characters that personify pieces of clothing.</p><p>Metro Theater Company Artistic Director Julia Flood and Old Bonhomme Elementary School teacher Lori Humphrey joined <em>Cityscape </em>host Steve Potter in studio to discuss the play.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:07:59 +0000 Camille Phillips 35036 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro Theater Company Presents 'Unsorted' St. Louis’ Metro Theater Company Presents ‘Jackie And Me’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-metro-theater-company-presents-jackie-and-me <p>Jackie Robinson was a baseball player who broke the so-called “color barrier,” becoming the first African American player in Major League Baseball’s modern era.</p><p>He debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.</p><p>St. Louis’ <a href="http://metrotheatercompany.org/">Metro Theater Company</a> presents a play about the life of Jackie Robinson called <em>Jackie and Me</em>.</p><p>The production follows Joey Stoshack, a boy who discovers a rare baseball card is his ticket to travel back in time to Branch Rickey’s office on the day Robinson becomes an MLB player.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 23:32:35 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 8043 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis’ Metro Theater Company Presents ‘Jackie And Me’ Two St. Louis stage productions open tonight http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-st-louis-stage-productions-open-tonight <p>Less than a week into 2011, St. Louis theater goers have two brand new productions to take in, both St. Louis premiers.&nbsp; We had the chance to preview both <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/cityscape/index.php">today on Cityscape.</a></p><p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 23:31:02 +0000 Libby Franklin 278 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two St. Louis stage productions open tonight