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Review of The Dust at Washington University

Washington University’s Performing Arts Department recently presented the United States premiere of The Dust, a 2013 play from Taiwan by Hsu Yen Ling, in a specially commissioned translation by Washington U. Ph.D. alumna, Annelise Finegan.

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Review of The Twelve Dates of Christmas at the Westport Playhouse

The Twelve Dates of Christmas at the Westport Playhouse is a splendid showcase for the talents of actor Jennifer Theby-Quinn and video designers of Margery and Peter Spack.

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Review of A Christmas Carol at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (2022)

Hoping to establish a holiday tradition, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has bought back last year’s delightful staging of A Christmas Carol, directed by Hana S. Sharif. My second viewing of the show was even more enjoyable than the first.

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Review of Everybody at Saint Louis University Theatre

Everybody is Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ updating of the late 15th century morality, Everyman. The clever adaptation for contemporary audiences received a fine production from Saint Louis University Theatre.

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Review of Ordinary Days by Tesseract Theatre

Tesseract Theatre is beginning its new season with an accomplished production of Ordinary Days, an engaging sung-through chamber musical by Adam Gwon.

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Review of Action by Action Art Collaborative

Action, honors the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the Veiled Prophet with a deeply committed production of a compelling script.

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Review of Sueño at the Sargent Conservatory

Sueño is José Rivera’s translation and adaptation of Life is a Dream (in Spanish, La vida es sueño), a 1635 play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, According to Wikipedia, Calderón “is regarded as one of Spain’s foremost dramatists and one of the finest playwrights of world literature.”

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Review of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Hawthorne Players

The Hawthorne Players have achieved a landmark success with their current staging of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. It is the company’s most technically sophisticated production as well as one of the best performed.

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Review of The Good Ship St. Louis at Upstream Theater

Upstream Theater is presenting the world premiere of The Good Ship St. Louis, an impressive and moving new play by Philip Boehm with original music by Anthony Barilla. The work is a fervent plea for sympathy toward people in need of asylum.

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Review of Disney’s Frozen at the Fox Theatre

The North American Tour of Disney’s Frozen has brought a dazzling show to the Fox Theatre. The musical tells a moving, well-crafted story based on the 2013 animated film of the same name. The production features excellent performances, designs, and special effects.