'Playhouse Creatures'Event Details: , Xavier Hall Theatre, 3733 West Pine Mall, St. Louis, MO, 63108-3305
Saint Louis University Theatre will kick off the 2013-2014 theatre season with April De Angelis' Playhouse Creatures Friday, Oct. 4; Saturday, Oct. 5; Friday, Oct. 11; and Saturday, Oct. 12 in Xavier Hall Theatre. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. A Sunday matinee will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.
Tickets are $7 for students, $9 for faculty and staff of the University and $10 for all other adults. For tickets, Saint Louis University Theatre's box office at 314-977-3327. For more information, visit the theatre website.
About Playhouse Creatures
The year is 1669, a bawdy and troublesome time in England. Theaters have just reopened after seventeen years of Puritan suppression and the new king permits, for the first time, actresses to appear on stage. Audiences often come more to gawk at the female display than to appreciate dramatic talent. Focusing on five of the most famous of these "playhouse creatures," the play provides a moving and often comic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses as they struggle for recognition and a new role for women.