Mustard Seed Theatre closes its season with Bosnian/American: The Dance for Life

Mustard Seed Theatre closes its season with Bosnian/American: The Dance for Life a new play by Deanna Jent based on the stories of the St. Louis Bosnian Community April 15 ­ May 1, 2016.


March 21, 2016 St. Louis, Missouri

Mustard Seed Theatre will close its season with the new play and world premiere of Bosnian/American: The Dance for Life. Based on stories and interviews from the St. Louis Bosnian community, Jent weaves a story of resilience and determination exploring just a few of the unique challenges and successes of young adults (Bosnian/Americans) that “came of age” in St. Louis. This collaborative community project, in partnership with The Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University and Grbic Restaurant in south St. Louis, will be directed by Adam Flores and performed by an ensemble of Elvedin Arnavtovic, Arnela Bogdanic, Katie Donnelly, Melissa Gerth*, Andrew Kuhlman, Amir Salesevic, Mary Schnitzler, Robert Thibaut, Carly Uding and Agnes Wilcox*.

Bosnian/American: The Dance for Life will open with two performances at Grbic Restaurant Banquet Hall in the Bevo Mill area which has been revitalized by the Bosnian/American Community. The performances, Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th at 7:30 PM are open to the public. Admission is Pay What You Can/Pay With a Can and reservations for these performances can be made by calling the Mustard Seed Theatre Box Office at 314­719­8060.

The production then moves to the Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre opening Thursday, April 21st and running Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 and Sundays at 2:00 PM through May 1st. Thursday, April 21st and Thursday, April 28th are Pay What You Can/Pay With a Can performances. All other show prices are $30.00 for general admission and $25.00 for students and seniors 65 and over.

The Pay What You Can/Pay With a Can performances are free with a canned food or financial donation(s). This program is underwritten by those audience members who can pay the ticket price or above and canned food is donated to Our Blessed Lady of Calcutta’s food pantry in Ferguson. Reservations are strongly recommended for Pay What You Can/Pay With a Can performances.

Tickets for the performances at the Fontbonne University location may be purchased through the Mustard Seed Theatre web page at http://www.mustardseedtheatre.com or by calling the Fontbonne Theatre Box Office at (314) 719­-8060.

*Member Actor’s Equity Association