Upstream Theater

Theater and Society
10:30 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Upstream Play 'Antigone' Has Unanticipated Parallels To Ferguson

Upstream Theater presents Antigone
Credit 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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4:46 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Australian Play "Forget Me Not" Opens At Upstream Theater

Jerry Vogel as "Gerry" in Upstream Theater's production of "Forget Me Not."
Pro Photo STL

“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.

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4:42 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Upstream Theater Presents St. Louisan, Actor Ken Page’s WWII ‘Ballet In Song’

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:

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