Donna Weinsting http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Max & Louie Productions’ ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/max-louie-productions-mrs-mannerly <p>In the late 1960’s while playwright Jeffrey Hatcher was growing up in Steubenville, Ohio, he took a manners class.&nbsp; Decades later, it served as the inspiration for his comedy, “Mrs. Mannerly.”&nbsp; He even used his own name for one of the two main characters.&nbsp; The other character is Mrs. Mannerly, the teacher of an etiquette class.</p><p>Set in Hatcher’s hometown in 1967, the plot of “Mrs. Mannerly” revolves around student Jeffrey Hatcher’s goals of being the first to achieve a perfect score in the etiquette class while also uncovering the mystery surrounding his teacher.</p> Sat, 18 May 2013 01:37:02 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 26516 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Max & Louie Productions’ ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ Gay play festival boasts big-name St. Louisans onstage and in the wings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gay-play-festival-boasts-big-name-st-louisans-onstage-and-wings <p> In &ldquo;<a href="https://www.uppityco.com/briefs.html">Briefs: A Festival of Short Lesbian and Gay Plays</a>,&rdquo; the list of local theater celebrities is anything but brief.&nbsp;</p> <p> The Feb. 24-26 weekend festival includes such veteran and award-winning directors as Edward Coffield, Annamaria Pileggi and Ed Reggi, and actors Donna Weinsting, Troy Turnipseed and Ken Haller. Even burlesque performer Lola Van Ella gets into the act.&nbsp;</p> <div class="col col40 right col_border_left "> <p> <strong>Where</strong>: La Perla (312 N. 8th Street), 63101</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Nancy Fowler 36991 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gay play festival boasts big-name St. Louisans onstage and in the wings