Thank you for a great season!
Our 105th season is now concluded. Thanks to all of you who came to a show, worked on a show, performed in a show or sent us a contribution. All of you are helping to keep live theatre in St. Louis alive and well.
Read on for a first look at our exciting 2016-2017 season, our 106th, which kicks off in September.
Season 106 is set; here’s your first look.
For 2016-2017, West End Players Guild offers an exciting menu of thought-provoking new or rarely seen shows, including one St. Louis premiere and one world premiere of a new work created for our stage.
September 30-October 9, 2016: Season 106 kicks off with Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, directed by Ellie Schwetye. Stoppard spins simultaneous tales set two centuries apart in the same room of an English manor. The stories are bittersweet, the characters are endearing and the play is a delight.
November 4-13, 2016: What’s more timely in an election month than a story of the immigrants who made America? Steve Callahan directs the St. Louis premiere of Vladimir Zelevinsky’s Manifest|Destiny. This imaginative tale follows travelers on their historic journey across two centuries, two continents and a great ocean to find their place in a new world.
February 10-19, 2017: Think Lake Wobegon. Not the town, the actual lake. Frozen solid (it’s February, after all) with a great fish lurking beneath a hole in the ice. That’s the setting for Kevin Kling’s The Ice Fishing Play, an amusing look at a very funny pastime that also delivers some important lessons about life. Adam Grun directs.
April 21-30, 2017: Lucy Cashion is one of St. Louis’s most exciting and creative young theatre artists. Her Equally Represented Arts Theatre Company is well-known for cutting edge works such as Trash Macbeth, Make Hamlet and The Residents of Craigslist. Now Lucy brings to our stage the world premiere of her new take at the classic tale of Oedipus.
Season tickets go on sale next month; our first round of auditions will be held in early June. Stay tuned for more information.
Mark your calendar!
Grand Center Theatre Crawl 2016 is July 1st.
The Grand Center Theatre Crawl returns Friday evening, July 1. This year 19 theatre companies will offer peeks at their artistry, and it’s all free. Grand Center will be hopping and you’ll want to be there. For more information, here.