Saint Louis University Theatre 2003-2004 SeasonPicasso At The Lapin Agile | Standing On My Knees | Ain't Misbehavin' | Our Town
Picasso At The Lapin Agile by Steve Martin
Fridays and Saturdays, October 3, 4 and 10, 11 at 8PM
Sunday October 5 at 2PM
In his first stage comedy, Steve Martin, the popular actor/screenwriter, plays fast and loose with the facts. This long-running, Off-Broadway comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a 1904 Parisian cafe. These two geniuses muse on the century's achievements and prospects, as well as everyday love and sex, with zany dizziness. The guest appearance by that other 20th century titan, Elvis Presley, is a show stopper.
Standing On My Knees by John Olive
Fridays and Saturdays, November 14, 15 and 21, 22 at 8PM
Sunday November 16 at 2PM
A powerful and affecting drama of a gifted young poet struggling to come to terms with the schizophrenia which is undermining her art and her life. This contemporary play is an intimate character study examining the effects of mental illness. A popular and critical success in its production by the renowned Manhattan Theatre Club.
Ain't Misbehavin' by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Fridays and Saturdays, February 20, 21 and 27, 28 at 8PM
Sunday February 22 at 2PM Thursday, February 26 at 8PM
The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930's Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway's best. The inimitable Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to international fame in the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Although not quite a biography, "Ain't Misbehavin'" evoks the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as the cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous.
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Fridays and Saturdays, April 16, 17 and 23, 24 at 8PM
Sunday April 18 at 2PM
Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, this American classic depicts life in a 1901 New Hampshire village. Humor, picturesqueness and pathos are set against the background of centuries of social history. During their childhood, George Gibbs and Emily Webb are playmates. Friendship develops into romance; romance develops into matrimony. The final moments of the play are considered by critics to be one of the most moving and vital scenes in the modern theatre.