Elegies: A Song Cycle
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Performance dates November 2 – 5, 2017

 

A song cycle about the deaths of friends and family, written in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  Directed by MA student Justin Chaipett.

 

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Principal, Principle
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Performance dates February 7 – 11, 2018

 

Armed only with her dreams of making the world a better place and six weeks of training, Kay Josephs quits her corporate job to teach English in an urban high school.  She wakes up to harsh realities:  the copy machine is broken, the system is broken, and the spirits of her fellow teachers are broken.  Or are they?  A dark comedy of academic intrigue.  Directed by Adam Flores

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Remnant
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Performance dates December 7 – 23, 2017

 

In a desolate future, a family unwraps presents from the past.  This was the first Mustard Seed production and we’re excited to revisit it – the cast is 3 women and 2 men and it’s set in a post-apocalyptic time when language has unraveled and customs like “Christmas” are mysterious and challenging.  Directed by Deanna Jent

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Ryan Lawson-Maeske: Barlow Sho’r

Marissa Grice: Widbee (Delmar)

Katy Keating:  Annagail Booker

Michelle Hand: Kristn Taler

Adam Flores: Loner

 

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Director:  Deanna Jent

Stage Manager: Traci Clapper

Lighting Design: Michael Sullivan

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Costume Design: Jane Sullivan

Sound Design: Zoe Sullivan

Props: Meg Brinkley

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As It Is In Heaven
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Performance dates March 15 – 31, 2018

 

The tranquility of women living in an 1830’s Shaker community in Kentucky is threatened by the arrival of newcomers claiming to see angels.  The cast is 9 women, and the story includes singing and dance.  Directed by Deanna Jent.

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Luchadora!
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Performance dates June 1 – 17, 2018
(in partnership with Theatre Nuevo)

 

A story of a young girl’s journey to save the honor of her family, and inspired by the Ancient Chinese folktale of Mulan, LUCHADORA! explores themes of courage, identify, family and determination. Join Lupita as she becomes immersed in the world of Lucha Libre wresting, and gains profound insight about her Mexican-American culture and family history. The cast includes 4-6 youth ages 14-18 and 6-10 adults.  Directed by Anna Skidis.

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girls. in boys pants
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Performance dates October 4 – 8, 2017

 

An exploration of gender identity through articles of clothing and media material. Directed by Adam Flores

 

 

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Trojan Women

Performance dates 3/8/2017 – 3/12/2017

No show Friday, March 10th

This is a Fontbonne University Theatre Department Student Production

 

Set in a modern-day refugee camp, this adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy will explore patterns of human behavior that seem to inevitably lead to betrayal, murder, chaos and grief.

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Allison Summers
Marki Miller
Taylor Ortscheid
Isabelle Muich
Ariella Rovinsky
Michelle Dodson
Emily Klein
Brian Rolf
Michelle Childs
Justin Chaipet
Andrea Mossman

 

Director: Deanna Jent
Stage Manager: Chelsea Krenning

Assistant Stage Manager:  Merlin Bell
Lighting Design: Bess Moynihan
Set Design: Kyra Bishop
Costume Design: Jane Sullivan
Sound Design: Zoe Sullivan
Props: Meg Brinkley

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Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake)
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ADULT LANGUAGE AND THEMES

NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN

Performance dates 9/28/2016 – 10/2/2016

This is a Fontbonne University Theatre Department Student Production

Adult language and themes – not appropriate for children

 

It’s Christmas, and a year has passed since the untimely death of Janice’s father. Struggling to cope, Janice is holding spiteful conversations with her dolls, and Mother is suffering from panic attacks, with only her baking skills to keep her busy. In their deteriorating apartment that incessantly begs for repairs, their only comforts are visitations from their respective celebrity crushes — Justin Timberlake and Harrison Ford. With the support of Justin’s affection, Janice begins to craft a plan that will mend the chasm in their lives. Meanwhile, the Apartment is developing murderous plans of its own…

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The Apartment:  Brian Rolf

Father/Justin Timberlake/Harrison Ford:  Justin Chaipet

Janice:  Frances Garren

Mother:  Marki Miller

Barbara:  Isabelle Muich

 

Director: Adam Flores

Asst. Director: Kevin McKernan

Stage Manager: Allison Summers

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Lighting Design: Bess Moynihan

Set Design: Kyra Bishop

Costume Design: Jane Sullivan

Sound Design: Zoe Sullivan

Props: Meg Brinkley

Scenic Painter:  Cameron Tesson

Set Construction:  Jon Hisaw, Tom Stevenson

Sound Board Operator:  Christopher Graham

Light Board Operator:  Allison Summers

Stagehand:  Emily Klein

Production Manager:  Meg Brinkley

Assistant Production Manager:  Traci Clapper

House Manager/Box Office:  Carly Uding

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Dancing at Lughnasa
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Performance dates April 13 – 30, 2017

no show on Easter Sunday, April 16th

 

Set in 1936 Ireland, the play explores the potential for romance and the lure of pagan rituals in a family’s day-to-day life. Jim Butz will play the narrator, Michael, remembering a harvest time with his mother and her five siblings (played by Gary Glasgow, Michelle Hand, Amy Loui, Taylor Stewart, Kelley Weber and Leslie Wobbe) and a visit from his father, played by Richard Strelinger.

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Kate:      Amy Loui

Maggie: Kelley Weber

Agnes:   Leslie Wobbe

Rose:     Michelle Hand

Chris:    Jen Theby Quinn

Michael:  Jim Butz

Father Jack: Gary Glasgow

Gerry:  Richard Strelinger

 

Director: Gary Wayne Barker

Vocal Coach: Nancy Bell

Stage Manager: Traci Clapper

Assistant Stage Manager:  Chelsea Krenning

Assistant Stage Manager:  Allison Summers

Lighting Design: Michael Sullivan

Set Design: Kyra Bishop

Costume Design: Jane Sullivan

Sound Design: Zoe Sullivan

Props: Laura Skroska

Light Board:  Emily Klein

Sound Board:  Isabelle Muich

Box Office:  Justin Chaipet

House Manager:  Morgan Fisher

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Yasmina’s Necklace
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January 27-February 12, 2017

Fresh from its sold-out world premiere in Chicago, Yasmina’s Necklace is an unlikely romance between Yasmina, a recent immigrant from Iraq and Abdul Samee, who wants to change his name to Sam and turn his back on his Iraqi and Puerto Rican heritage. St. Louis audiences may remember Rohina Malik from her one-woman show Unveiled which was performed at the Edison Theatre in 2015.

 

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Yasmina:  Parvuna Sulaiman

Musa:  Amro Salama

Sam:  Adam Flores

Sara:  Maritza Motta Gonzalez

Ali:  Charles Winning

Imam Rafi:  Jaime Zayas

Amir:  Ethan Joel Isaac


Director:  Deanna Jent

Assistant Director:  Elisabeth Wurm

Stage Manager:  Traci Clapper

Lighting Design: Michael Sullivan

Set Design: Kyra Bishop

Costume Design: Jane Sullivan

Sound Design: Zoe Sullivan

Props: Meg Brinkley

Scenic Painting:  Emily Kay Rice

Prop Construction:  Jim Mozley

Sound Operator:  Frances Garren

Light Board Operator:  Christ Jent

Box Office Manager:  Tanya Tweedy

House Manager:  Morgan Fisher

 

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Photo Credit:  John Lamb

 

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