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Saint Louis University Theatre 2009-2010 Season

The Bald Soprano | Dancing At Lughnasa | Anything Goes | Machinal


The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco

Friday and Saturday - October 2, and 3
Friday and Saturday - October 9, and 10
Sunday, October 11

This Absurdist comedy is a hilarious satire on the drabness of the middle class, in which people talk to each other at cross purposes, failing to understand, getting nowhere at all. A modern French classic, the play uniquely expresses the futility of meaningful communication in modern society.



 


Dancing At Lughnasa by Brian Friel

Friday and Saturday - November 13 and 14
Friday and Saturday - November 20 and 21
Sunday, November 22

Set in rural Ireland, Friel’s memory play depicts the lives of the five women who raised him, his mother and four maiden aunts. In the late summer days of 1936, love still seems possible for the Mundy sisters. The appearances of his wandering father, missionary uncle, and the family’s first radio serve as the small events from which spring the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever. A haunting tribute to the spirit and valor of the past.

 


Anything Goes- music and lyrics by Cole Porter

Friday and Saturday - February 19 and 20
Friday and Saturday - February 26, 27
Sunday, February 28

The beloved Cole Porter musical concerns the madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Such beloved characters as stowaway Billy Crocker, heiress Hope Harcourt, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin sing classic songs "Anything Goes," "You're the Top," and "I Get a Kick Out of You."


Machinal by Sophie Treadwell

Friday and Saturday - April 23 and 24
Friday and Saturday - April 30 and May 1
Sunday, May 2

Based loosely on a 1920’s criminal trial, MACHINAL explores an era in which a woman’s role is confined to wife, mother, housekeeper, and sexual partner. When love is considered unnecessary, marriage may lead to murder. This powerful drama is considered a classic of American Expressionism.

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