Auditions for Equivocation , The Cricket on the Hearth and The Roommate will be June 15
West End Players Guild will hold auditions at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, for the first three shows of the 2019-2020 season: Bill Cain’s Equivocation , Vladimir Zelevinsky’s The Cricket on the Hearth and Jen Silverman’s The Roommate. Click here for all the info.
Season tickets for Season 109 are now on sale
Season tickets are a great way to see some great theatre and save a few bucks doing it. For $85 you get a ticket to each of our four shows, plus a guest ticket good for any performance of any show, plus a “Sweet Treat” at the lobby concessions stand. Your season tickets can be used at the performance of your choice (you are not “locked in” to a performance date ahead of time), AND season ticket holders get the first shot at playoff tickets (okay, we made up that last bit — but they’re still a great deal). Click here to order season tickets on line or for more information, just keep reading this page.
Four great shows including a world premiere:
West End Players Guild Season 109
For 2019-2020, West End Players Guild offers an exciting menu plays never or rarely seen in St. Louis, including a world premiere commissioned exclusively for WEPG.
September 27-October 6, 2019: Bill Cain’s Equivocation is a Shakespearean tale of intrigue starring the Bard himself. The King offers Shakespeare a commission he can’t refuse, to write a play about the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament. Shakespeare discovers it is a perilous assignment, as he learns that the King’s version of the story does not quite square with the facts. Shakespeare is torn between the truth and the Crown. Can he walk this tightrope without losing his head (literally)? Tom Kopp directs.
December 6-15, 2019: It’s the world premiere of Vladimir Zelevinsky’s The Cricket on the Hearth, an adaptation of the Charles Dickens story, commissioned and written especially for WEPG. Steve Callahan directs this tale of unlikely but undying love, a holiday heart-warmer that will both entertain and move you.
February 21-March 1: Sharon’s husband and son are gone and her big Iowa house feels very lonely. Maybe a roommate will help. Enter Robyn, who turns out to be someone quite different from what she appears to be. Sean Belt directs Jen Silverman’s The Roommate, a very funny show about standing up to life and daring to do something totally new. It’s a lesson in life and a quirky “buddy comedy” all rolled up in one.
April 17-26, 2020: What if you could go back in time and change the one moment that reshaped your life forever? What if you could see a lost love of 40 years ago just one more time, to learn how her life turned out? Would you? Steven Dietz’s bittersweet Bloomsday poses the questions – the answers are for you to discover (and if you are not familiar with Bloomsday, just click here). Jessa Knust makes her WEPG directing debut.
Season tickets for the upcoming season are now on sale at www.WestEndPlayers.org/tickets. Individual show tickets will go on sale in August. All shows are at the theatre in the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Boulevard in the Central West End.
West End Players Guild is the region’s oldest continuously-operated theatre company, presenting “big theatre in a small space” since 1911.