Saint Louis University Theatre 2010-2011 Season
Almost, Maine By John Cariani
October 1-2 and 8-10, 2010
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised, hearts are broken, bruises heal, and hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night's dream.
Cabaret- November 12-13 and 19-21, 2010
Book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on Christopher Isherwood's book Goodbye to Berlin, this daring musical uses the Cabaret as a mirror image of a decadent and vulgar German society sliding toward the Nazis. This exciting intertwining of entertainment with social history includes such musical classics as "Life is a Cabaret", "Welcome", and "Money, Money, Money".
Much Ado About Nothing- February 25-26 and March 4-6, 2011
By William Shakespeare
Things are not as they seem in Messina, Italy. Love grows from deception; eavesdropping is the norm; slanderous misperceptions destroy an innocent girl's life; the good guys act badly. And still the "merry war" between Beatrice and Benedick is fought with great wit and Constable Dogberry is one of the great clowns. The fine line between Comedy and Tragedy is delicately tread by the master playwright. Shakespeare's mature comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, has endured as a complex look at the folly of believing too much in the semblance of truth, and not enough belief in the real thing.
Dead Man's Cell Phone- April 29-30 and May 6-8, 2011
By Sarah Ruhl
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man-with a lot of loose ends. So begins this wildly imaginative new comedy by one of America's most celebrated playwrights. A fantastic odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.