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Saint Louis University Theatre 2011-2012 Season

The Secret In The Wings | Blithe Spirit | Bat Boy: The Musical | Vinegar Tom

The Secret In The Wings
- September 30, October 1, 7, 8 and 9, 2011
by Mary Zimmerman

This quirky and edgy contemporary look at classic fairy tales includes an ogre (with a tail?), princes turned into swans, and a mirthless girl who insists that seekers after her hand lose their heads if they can't coax a smile from her. The Secret In The Wings’ intertwining stories transport the audience to unexpected lands where the impossible is probable and nothing is safe. A riveting work of danger and beauty in a category all its own.


Blithe Spirit - November 11, 12, 18, 19 and 20, 2011
by Noël Coward

With all the sophisticated humor you expect of Coward, Blithe Spirit offers up a ghostly love triangle. The situation at the heart of this mannered comedy is a fine one — an ill-conceived cocktail party séance brings one man’s ex back from the dead. She’s funny, needy and manipulative, and not necessarily in that order. This might be less of a problem if our man’s flesh-and-blood second wife weren’t already a bit on the suspicious side. Jealousies (and bric-a-brac) fly through the air with deadly comic results.


Bat Boy: The Musical - February 24, 25, March 2, 3 and 4, 2012
Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe

Based on the Weekly World News feature story, “BAT BOY FOUND IN CAVE!”, this delicious musical comedy/horror show tells of the adventures of Bat Boy, the struggle to find a place in a disapproving world, and a forbidden love with a serious bite. Wickedly funny, Bat Boy explodes with big laughs and great music. Enter the cave if you dare!


Vinegar Tom - April 27, 28, May 4, 5 and 6, 2012
by Caryl Churchill

Esteemed British playwright Caryl Churchill hauntingly examines poverty, gender, and power through the lens of 17th century witchcraft trials in England. Vinegar Tom is a witch tale with no witches. This parable of oppression and scapegoats challenges us to think about the role of modern-day women and our responsibility for the injustice that still exists in today’s world.

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