The Cockfighter up next for West End Players

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Join West End Players Guild for this provocative coming-of-age drama directed by Renee Sevier-Monsey, April 10-19 at the theatre in the Union Avenue Christian Church. A ST. LOUIS PREMIERE.

At once elegant and brutal, this coming-of-age story is set against the savage backdrop of professional cockfighting. The gift of a fighting bird of his own sets a young boy on a journey to adulthood and to choices that will change him — and his family — forever. Based on the novel by acclaimed southern author Frank Manley and adapted for the stage by Vincent Murphy, it is another St. Louis premiere.

Get your tickets for The Cockfighter today. Click here to purchase tickets online.

The Cockfighter co-author Vincent Murphy will host a playwright talkback after the April 18th performance. Get your tickets now!

Professor Vincent Murphy, who adapted the novel The Cockfighter for the stage, will attend the April 18th performance and host a playwright talkback after the show for patrons who wish to meet the author and discuss the play. Come join us for this very special evening of theatre. Order your tickets for the April 18th show now. Same price as any other performance but, of course, seating is limited, so reserve your spots today.


Please remember that the DeBaliviere Avenue bridge over the Metrolink tracks at Forest Park Parkway is closed for construction. If this is your usual route to the theatre, please consider using Union Avenue northbound, which is accessible from both Lindell Blvd. and from the Lindell/Union exits off Forest Park Parkway.

Construction underway at the Union Avenue Christian Church still has our normal lobby entrance — the glass vestibule — closed. Access to the theatre for this show will be via the Chapel Entrance on the north side of the building facing Enright. Park in the free lot in back of the building as usual and look for the signs marking the Chapel Entrance.

THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE. A brand new lobby and a new, quieter HVAC system will make our theatre more comfortable for everyone beginning next season!