Review: New Line Theatre’s Lizzie

by Rachel Lewis

Evoking a creepy chorus of children setting the scene in a melancholic horror flick, New Line’s staging of the off-kilter rock, or more appropriately, riot grrrl musical Lizzie, opens with the schoolyard rhyme that likely serves as the primary point of reference for most audience members toward the titular Victorian crime saga: “Lizzie Borden took an ax/ She gave her mother 40 whacks…” And it gets creepier, and more tongue-in-cheek, from there. Continue reading

NJT TO PRESENT “FARMISHT, FARKLEMPT & FARBUNGIT” WITH MONICA PIPER

(St. Louis, August 23, 2017) – Emmy Award-winning writer and comedienne, Monica Piper will be bringing her one woman stand up show. “Farmisht, Farklempt & Farblungit” to the JCC on September 9 as the 2017 Signature Event of the New Jewish Theatre. A “Whine & Schmooze” pre-event will begin at 8 PM with Piper taking the stage in the Helen & Carl Mirowitz Performing Arts Center of the Staenberg Family Complex at 8:15. Continue reading

August Wilson’s celebrated play “Two Trains Running” directed by Nada Vaughn Oct 12-22 at Clayton Community Theatre

CCT celebrates 20 years

Clayton Community Theatre (CCT – www.placeseveryone.org) will open its 2017-2018 season with “Two Trains Running” by August Wilson, directed by Nada Vaughn. Performances: October 12-22, 2017 (Thursdays-Sundays) at Washington University South Campus Theatre, 6501 Clayton Rd, Clayton MO 63117. This is CCT’s 20th season. Tickets/more info: visit www.placeseveryone.org or call 314-721-9228. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Continue reading

Upstream Theater presents the St. Louis Premiere of A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT

During the 1990s, psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela interviewed Eugene de Kock, commanding officer of the South African government’s death squad stationed at Vlakplaas–a man who had ordered and carried out the torture and murder of dozens of anti-apartheid activists, earning the nickname “Prime Evil.” De Kock was serving a 212-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity. Continue reading