Steven Dietz’s Bloomsday — scheduled to open April 17th — has been cancelled

The final production of West End Players Guild’s 109th Season — Steve Dietz’s Bloomsday — has been cancelled. The show, directed by Jessa Knust, had been scheduled to run April 17th through April 26th.

As our country copes with the growing threat of the Coronavirus, one of the most important steps we must take to protect ourselves and each other is the kind of “social distancing” that is impossible at a theatrical production. Our Board of Directors believes it is highly unlikely that the need for social distancing will be any less in April than it is today, and decided that the best course of action for our company and our patrons was to act now to cancel the show.

Patrons who have purchased advance tickets through Brown Paper Tickets will be issued automatic refunds. WEPG will reach out to season ticket holders in the near future with refund options.

West End Players Guild looks forward to welcoming our friends and patrons to our 100th season of “big theatre in a small space” in September.

WEPG’s Photograph 51 and Equivocation snag 10 Theatre Circle Award nominations

Congratulations to everyone who helped bring Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51 and Bill Cain’s Equivocation to life on the West End Players’ stage. Your great work has not gone unnoticed by the St. Louis Theatre Circle, which has nominated you for TEN annual awards for outstanding theatre achievement.

Both plays are nominated for Outstanding Drama of 2019, and both casts are nominated for Outstanding Ensemble.

Photograph 51‘s individual nominations included Ellie Schwetye for Outstanding Director of a Drama, Nicole Angeli for Outstanding Actress in a Drama and Ryan Lawson-Maeske for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama.

Equivocation‘s individual nods went to Roger Erb for Best Actor in a Drama, Reginald Pierre for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama and Alicen Moser for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama.

The awards will be presented on March 30 at the annual Theatre Circle Awards event at the Loretto-Hilton Center. Break a Leg, West End nominees!