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Saint Louis University Theatre 2007-2008 Season

Language of Angels | Hedda GablerYou're A Good Man, Charlie Brown | Kid-Simple

Language of Angels by Naomi Iizuka
Fridays and Saturdays September 28, 29 and October 5, 6
Sunday, October 7 at 2PM

A trio of interwoven ghost stories set in the cave country of rural North Carolina. To some, the ghosts are guardian angels, to others, a reminder of their guilt. Can we forgive others for the wrongs they've done to us? Can we forgive ourselves for the wrongs we've done to them? With evocative poetry and striking images, Language of Angels is a deeply human story of working class youth bound by poverty and pushed to the limits of friendship as they deal with grief and loss in their lives.

HEDDA GABLER by Henrik Ibsen
Fridays and Saturdays November 9, 10 and 16, 17
Sunday, November 18 at 2PM

Controversial since its premiere in 1891, Hedda Gabler is remarkably modern. The epitome of psychological drama and echoing contemporary themes, the play chronicles the tragic life of a woman caught in the tight web of Victorian expectations. Whether we see Hedda as seductress of power or a martyr to the conventions of her age, Ibsen reveals the bitter conflicts and thwarted longings that lie just below the civilized transactions of daily life.

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Based on the comic strip PEANUTS by Charles M. Schulz
Fridays and Saturdays
February 29, March 1 and March 7, 8
Sunday, March 9 at 2PM

This rollicking musical is based on Charles Schulz's immensely popular Peanuts comic strips. In this revised Broadway hit version, we join the beloved Peanuts gang as they celebrate sweet little moments picked from the life of Charlie Brown and feature songs including "My Blanket and Me", "The Kite", "The Baseball Game", "Suppertime" and "Happiness". Good Grief - there's Charlie Brown, Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, Linus, and, of course Snoopy, in this charming musical that is guaranteed to delight.

KID-SIMPLE: a radio play in the flesh by Jordan Harrison
Fridays and Saturdays
April 18, 19 and 25, 26
Sunday, April 27 at 2PM

A young, science-fair genius named Moll invents a machine that detects sounds beyond the range of hearing (the footsteps of spiders, faraway shipwrecks, the sound of heartbreak). Unfortunately, evil forces hire a shape-shifter to steal the machine for nefarious purposes. It's up to Moll and her virginal friend Oliver to save sound ( and the universe! ) from total chaos. A narrator and sound effects artist help tell this funny fable of innocence and onomatopoeia.

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