Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University Theatre 2002-2003 Season

Crimes of the Heart | The HeiressNunsense | God's Country

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

Fridays and Saturdays - September 27 and 28, October 4 and 5 at 8 p.m.
Sunday matinee, September 29 only - 2 p.m.
High School matinee - Thursday, October 3, 10:30 a.m.

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award - This warmhearted, irreverent, zany play is brilliantly imaginative in its examination of the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions.

The Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the hospital. Their own personal troubles are grave and yet, somehow, we watch them strive to escape the past to seize the future.

The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz
Fridays and Saturdays - November 8 and 9, November 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.
Sunday matinee, November 10 only - 2 p.m.
High School matinee - Thursday, November 14, 10:30 a.m.

Set in mid-1800 New York City, The Heiress tells the story of Catherine Sloper, a shy and plain young woman who falls desperately in love with a delightful young fortune hunter.

Catherine's father, a successful doctor, disapproves of the match and forbids their marriage. The dramatic question is will Catherine be ruled by her father or will she follow her heart into a marriage with a man who may not be worthy of her love. The Heiress is based on the Henry James's novel, Washington Square.

Nunsense by Dan Goggin

Thursday - February 20 at 8 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays - February 14 and 15, February 21 and 22 at 8 p.m.
Sunday matinee, February 16 only - 2 p.m.
High School matinee - Thursday, February 20, 10:30 a.m.

Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off-Broadway Musical, the show is a fund-raiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God).This international musical hit is described as "wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything-goes sense of fun."


God's Country by Steven Dietz

Fridays and Saturdays - April 4 and 5, April 11 and 12 at 8 p.m.
Sunday matinee, April 6 only - 2 p.m.
High School matinee - Thursday, April 10, 10:30 a.m.

This exciting, highly theatrical docu-drama explores the growing white-supremacist movement in America, and the members who are dedicated to violent revolution and the expulsion from "God's Country" of non-Aryans.

The play covers the right-wing lunatic fringe while focusing on three specific narratives, interwoven, sometimes non-chronologically, with statistics and facts into a kaleidoscopic and highly theatrical vision.

Higher purpose. Greater good.
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