We have a robust and exciting year planned for you.
First off is Dr Ride’s American Beach House by Liza Birkenmeier. Oct 6-22, 2023, Directed by our Associate Artistic Director Annamaria Pileggi.
We are proud to present this play by STLAS friend and Actor/Playwright Liza Birkenmeier. Liza last performed on our stage as Una in BLACKBIRD. She has gone on to become a successful playwright in NYC. Dr Ride’s American Beach House is an intimate snapshot of queer anti-heroines. On the eve of Dr. Sally Ride’s historic space flight, four women with passionate opinions and no opportunities sit on a sweltering St. Louis rooftop, watching life pass them by.
In December, we are presenting A Limited Engagement! Two Weeks only. Barrymore, By William Luce Directed by Erin Kelley. December 1-10, 2023.
Saint Louis Stalwart Actor John Contini returns to our stage to reprise the role in which Christopher Plummer won a Tony for his portrayal of John Barrymore. Each act begins with a stunning entrance onto a stage that the legendary actor has rented to prepare for a comeback performance of Richard III. Barrymore jokes with the audience, spars with an offstage prompter, reminisces about better times, and does delicious imitations of his siblings Lionel and Ethel.