Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

At the Theater

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

At the Theater

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Beauty:Steven Patterson's performance piece deals with the life and work of French author Jean Genet. The award-winning work, created for the 1994 San Francisco Fringe Festival, follows Genet's own style - brutal, poetic and erotic. It contains nudity, sexual situations and strong language, and is intended for adult audiences. That Uppity Theatre Company's AC/DC series. St. Marcus Theatre, 2102 Russell. 995-4600. April 18-20.

Cabaret: Kander and Ebb's edgy musical is set in Berlin as Hitler comes to power. Washington University's Performing Arts Department. Washington University's Edison Theatre, Mallinckrodt Center, 6445 Forsyth Boulevard. 935-6543; 534-1111. Closes Sunday at 2 p.m.

Cloud 9: Caryl Churchill's avant-garde gender-bender comedy. Actors Renaissance Theatre. Crossroads School theater, 500 DeBaliviere. 534-1111. Closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Damn Yankees: Jerry Lewis stars in the vintage musical about a baseball fan who sells his soul to the devil for the chance to win the pennant. Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard. 534-1111. April 15-20. Got To Go: A comedy set entirely in a bathroom during a party. Piasa Productions Comedy Dinner Theater. Hotel Stratford, 229 Market Street, Alton. (618) 462-1836; (800) 324-9608. April 18. How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: A musical about an unprincipled charmer's corporate climb. Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Loretto-Hilton Mainstage, 130 Edgar Road. 968-7128. April 18-22. Kingdom of Earth: A rarely produced Tennessee Williams' melodrama about half-brothers struggling over their inheritance. St. Louis Black Repertory Company. Grandel Square Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square. 534-3810; 534-1111. Closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Losing Father's Body: Constance Congdon's dark, avant-garde comedy looks at an America of emotional repression. Arts League Players. Metcalf Theater, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. (618) 656-1181. April 18-19, 25-26. Neon Psalms: Thomas Strelich's offbeat comedy-drama about family life takes place in an isolated trailer park near the world's largest open-pit borax mine. Orthwein Theatre Company. Vincent Price Theatre, Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, 425 North Warson Road. 995-7300. Closes Sunday at 7 p.m. Number the Stars: A girl tries to hide a Jewish friend from the Nazis when the Nazis invade Denmark. Young Performers Theatre Workshop. Wolfson Studio Theatre, JCCA, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. …

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