Shepard’s Brilliant ‘True West’ Blazes in Gritty St. Louis Actors’ Studio Production

Shepard’s Brilliant ‘True West’ Blazes in Gritty St. Louis Actors’ Studio Production

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Menace is in the air as a tempestuous sibling rivalry escalates in the late great Sam Shepard’s muscular masculine opus,... Details
Modern-day Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ Interpretation Puzzling

Modern-day Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ Interpretation Puzzling

(Because of Word Press Upgrade bugs, site was unavailable April 7-16, and this review was not posted during the run. Sorry for the delay/inconvenience. –... Details
Jennifer Theby-Quinn Radiant in ‘Daddy Long Legs’ musical at Insight

Jennifer Theby-Quinn Radiant in ‘Daddy Long Legs’ musical at Insight

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Jennifer Theby-Quinn, one of the most radiant life forces in local theater, joyfully slips into a vivacious literary heroine with... Details
Silly Shenanigans Ensue in Two-Man Tour De Force ‘Popcorn Falls’

Silly Shenanigans Ensue in Two-Man Tour De Force ‘Popcorn Falls’

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Spry actors Joe Hanrahan and Shane Signorino slip into 21 different characters to play the denizens of “Popcorn Falls,” a... Details
‘Waitress’ is Sweet and Sassy Celebration of Friendship

‘Waitress’ is Sweet and Sassy Celebration of Friendship

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Flour, butter and sugar can create magic if other ingredients are at play. “Waitress,” the musical equivalent of comfort food,... Details
Jennifer Theby-Quinn Radiant in ‘Daddy Long Legs’ musical at Insight

Jennifer Theby-Quinn Radiant in ‘Daddy Long Legs’ musical at Insight

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Jennifer Theby-Quinn, one of the most radiant life forces in local theater, joyfully slips into a vivacious literary heroine with... Details
‘Waitress’ is Sweet and Sassy Celebration of Friendship

‘Waitress’ is Sweet and Sassy Celebration of Friendship

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Flour, butter and sugar can create magic if other ingredients are at play. “Waitress,” the musical equivalent of comfort food,... Details
Silly Shenanigans Ensue in Two-Man Tour De Force ‘Popcorn Falls’

Silly Shenanigans Ensue in Two-Man Tour De Force ‘Popcorn Falls’

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor Spry actors Joe Hanrahan and Shane Signorino slip into 21 different characters to play the denizens of “Popcorn Falls,” a... Details
Tender and Touching ‘Nonsense and Beauty’ Is Superbly Acted and Directed in The Rep’s Studio

Tender and Touching ‘Nonsense and Beauty’ Is Superbly Acted and Directed in The Rep’s Studio

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor “Nonsense and beauty have close connections,” Edward Morgan Forster once wrote. Playwright Scott Sickles took that phrase as the title... Details
Tender and Touching ‘Nonsense and Beauty’ Is Superbly Acted and Directed in The Rep’s Studio

Tender and Touching ‘Nonsense and Beauty’ Is Superbly Acted and Directed in The Rep’s Studio

By Lynn Venhaus Managing Editor “Nonsense and beauty have close connections,” Edward Morgan Forster once wrote. Playwright Scott Sickles took that phrase as the title... Details