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Evan Sult and Paige Brubeck of Sleepy Kitty will perform in Upstream Theater's 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner.'
Sleepy Kitty

For its latest production, Upstream Theater has enlisted the help of local indie rock band Sleepy Kitty.

"Rime of the Ancient Mariner" has been adapted for the stage, and will include live music composed and performed by Sleepy Kitty. The play is based on a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge about a fantastical sea voyage and a sailor's search for redemption.

It’s unlike anything the band has done before.

Provided by the Actors Studio

The St. Louis Theater Circle, a group of local theater critics, released its 2015 award nominees on Friday. 

“It was, I think, a terrific year,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch theater critic Judith Newmark told “Cityscape” host Steve Potter on Friday. “It was a year in which we lost one theater — that’s always going to happen. There also are some new people on the horizon. And it was a year in which, I think Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, which is a free event that draws huge crowds, really came into its own with a double production of ‘Henry IV’ and ‘Henry V.’”

Upstream Theater presents Antigone 2014
Peter Wochniak

The themes of Sophocles' "Antigone" are timeless. They're also timely, resonating with issues around a Ferguson police officer shooting and killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown this past August.

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“Forget Me Not,” an Australian play based on the true story of child migration opens tonight at the Kranzberg. It is the first of two Australian plays Upstream Theater is producing this year.

Although the child migrant in the play is imagined, his story is representative of thousands of true stories, artistic director Philip Boehm said.

Graphic design by Patrick Huber, based on a water-color by Mimi Korach Lesser, courtesy Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library

St. Louisan Ken Page is an actor and director.  He has an accomplished career including prominent roles in the original Broadway production of Cats and Ain’t Misbehavin’.  You also may recognize him as the voice of Oogie Boogie in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Page, who describes his new work, Café Chanson, as “ballet in song,” talked with host Steve Potter, along with Philip Boehm, the artistic director of Upstream Theater.

Here’s more info on the play from Upstream Theater: