Insight Theatre Company has announced its season , “A Riot of the Heart.” The romantic-themed season will include the musical, “Daddy Long Legs,” from March 28 to April 14; “The Revolutionists” by Laura Gunderson from June 27 to July 15; and “Shakespeare in Love,” a stage play with music, from Aug. 28 to Sept. 15.
“Daddy Long Legs,” to be directed by Artistic Director Maggie Ryan, features music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, with a book by John Caird. It is based on the novel by Jean Webster about a young woman discovering her talent as she discovers the secret of happiness.
“The Revolutionists,” the latest play from Lauren Gunderson, the most-produced playwright in America, is about four beautiful, badass women who lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.
A director is to be announced for this satiric comedy for our times. Meet Marie Antoinette, Charlotte Corday, and Rebel from Haiti who help to create the story written by Olympe, the playwright revealing the relevance of Revolution today.
Tom Stoppard, who co-wrote the movie “Shakespeare in Love,” adapted it for the stage. This production, to be directed by Suki Peters, will feature music. As Viola states, “I must have poetry in my life, and adventure, and love — A Riot of the Heart.”
Season tickets will go on sale Dec. 1, and are available through Metrotix.com or 314-584-9156.”
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.