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'This American Life' host Ira Glass and dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass team up for a stage performance Nov. 1-2 at the Edison Theater in St. Louis.
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“This American Life” host Ira Glass describes his weekly radio show as “movies for the radio.” Now he’s bringing his radio and dance stage performance to St. Louis.

Malik Performs "Unveiled"
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For the last five years, playwright Rohina Malik has performed her one woman play, "Unveiled." The play focuses on the lives of five Muslim women in the wake of 9/11.  She attests her play touches audience members regardless of their background. 

“One after another young, white male college students kept coming up to me personally and saying, thank you so much, it was eye opening,” Malik said about a recent experience performing at an college in Ohio. 

From left, Lubaba Abdullah, Donna Fisher and Rori Picker Neiss
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The veil can be a contentious symbol in American culture and is often portrayed as a garment of oppressive fundamentalism. Wednesday night three women gathered to share personal stories about their choice to embrace or relinquish the veil. They addressed the complicated cultural perception of the veil.

"Three Acts, Two Dangers, One Radio Host" features Ira Glass. It will be at the Edison Nov. 1 & 2.
David Basemore, provided by the Edison

Washington University is ending its Ovations series of professional performances at the Edison Theater.

The Giordano Dance Company’s presentation next April will be the last dance for the 41-year-old series.

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Pat Hazell may be best known for his role as a writer for the Seinfeld show but he’s more than a comedic writer. He also is a performer.

Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 he will perform his one man show “The Wonder Bread Years” at Washington University's Edison Theatre. Described as part stand-up, part drama, the show is a tribute to the memorabilia and paraphernalia of the 1960s and 70s.

Less than a week into 2011, St. Louis theater goers have two brand new productions to take in, both St. Louis premiers.  We had the chance to preview both today on Cityscape.