drama http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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' Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Presents Michael Hollinger's 'Opus' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/repertory-theatre-st-louis-presents-michael-hollingers-opus <p></p><p></p><p>The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis opens tonight with Michael Hollinger's “Opus,” the story of a famous string quartet who must replace one of their members in time to perform for the White House. Director Brendon Fox described the quartet as a family of sorts, making the play relatable even to someone who doesn’t know much about classical music.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:00:34 +0000 Camille Phillips 32927 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Presents Michael Hollinger's 'Opus' The Midnight Company Presents 'Solemn Mockeries' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/midnight-company-presents-solemn-mockeries <p>Continuing his run of one-man plays, artistic director Joe Hanrahan stars in the Midnight Company's production of "Solemn Mockeries," based on the true story of Shakespeare forger William Henry-Ireland. The play opened last Friday at Tower Grove Abbey, with Friday and Saturday performances through January 18.</p><p>Hanrahan described the play as both sad and funny; sad because it tells the story of a young man desperate for the approval of his father, and yet funny because it is filled with sly, humorous comments.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:50:13 +0000 Camille Phillips 32919 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Midnight Company Presents 'Solemn Mockeries' 'The Screwtape Letters' Returns To The Touhill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/screwtape-letters-returns-touhill <p>A theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel <em>The Screwtape Letters </em>returns to the Touhill this weekend. When the play was first performed in St. Louis in 2010, director and co-author Max McLean performed the role of the demon Screwtape. The role is now performed by Brent Harris.</p><p>"He has a lot of experience playing evil characters," said McLean of Harris. "Macbeth, Iago, Scar from the Lion King."</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:06:07 +0000 Camille Phillips 32029 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'The Screwtape Letters' Returns To The Touhill Actor Stephen Lang Portrays Lives Of Eight Medal Of Honor Recipients In One-Man Play http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/actor-stephen-lang-portrays-lives-eight-medal-honor-recipients-one-man-play <p>In "Beyond Glory," actor and playwright Stephen Lang takes on the roles of eight men awarded the Medal of Honor, the country's highest military honor. The one-man play will be performed in St. Louis on Saturday, November 16 at Washington University's Edison Theatre.</p><p>Lang, whose credits include "Avatar," "Conan the Barbarian" and the Broadway production of "The Speed of Darkness," adapted the play from a book by the same name written by Larry Smith in 2003.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:47:08 +0000 Camille Phillips 31490 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Actor Stephen Lang Portrays Lives Of Eight Medal Of Honor Recipients In One-Man Play A Capella Musical Based On A True Story Of WWI Opens At Mustard Seed Theatre http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/capella-musical-based-true-story-wwi-opens-mustard-seed-theatre <p>In remembrance of Veteran’s Day, Mustard Seed Theatre is presenting “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.” The a cappella musical is based on a true story from the front lines during World War I.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:04:02 +0000 Camille Phillips 31295 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Capella Musical Based On A True Story Of WWI Opens At Mustard Seed Theatre COCA Presents 'Turn Of The Screw' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/coca-presents-turn-screw <p>The Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis is presenting psychological thriller "Turn of the Screw" this weekend, just in time to set the mood for Halloween.</p><p>The two-person cast is performing Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Henry James' 1898&nbsp; gothic novella about a governess in England who takes a new position in Essex and begins to hear ghosts and see apparitions.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:32:30 +0000 Camille Phillips 30933 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org COCA Presents 'Turn Of The Screw'