Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University Theatre 2012-2013 Season

Wonder of the World | Radium Girls | The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee | Three Sisters

Wonder of the World
- October 5, 6 and 12, 13, 14
by David Lindsay-Abaire

Nothing will prepare you for the dirty little secret Cass discovers in her husband's sweater drawer. It is so shocking that our heroine has no choice
but to flee to the honeymoon capital of the world in a frantic search for the life she thinks she missed out on. It's a wild ride over Niagara Falls in
a barrel of laughs as playwright David Lindsay-Abaire explores marital discord run amok in this revved-up, joyously zany extravaganza of a play.


Radium Girls - November 9, 10 and 16, 17, 18
by D. W. Gregory

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage until the girls who painted them began to
fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, this fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly
American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.  A harrowing account of our collective capacity for denial juxtaposed with
our individual capacity for courage.


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee -February 22, 23 and March 1, 2, 3
Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Scheinkin

Fun. F-U-N. Fun. That's what this show's Tony Award winning creative team has created:  A hilarious tale of overachiever angst chronicling the experience
of six quirky, puberty-crazed outsiders vying for spelling bee glory. This hit musical about the unlikeliest of heroes teaches that winning isn't everything
and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.


Three Sisters - April 26, 27 and May 3, 4, 5
by Anton Chekhov

Transplanted from their beloved Moscow to a provincial Russian town, three sisters-school teacher Olga, unhappily married Masha, idealistic
Irina-yearn for the city of their childhood, where they imagine their lives will be transformed. Three Sisters is Chekhov's masterpiece portrait of a
family grappling with the bittersweet realization that while dreams may be unfulfilled there must always be hope. .

Higher purpose. Greater good.
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