The Midnight Company is announcing it will move the 2022 opening production of its 25th Anniversary Season to a different venue. Originally scheduled for the Kranzberg Black Box, ANOMALOUS EXPERIENCE will be presented at the .ZACK theatre, 3224 Locust. The play, a world premiere written by Midnight Artistic Director Joe Hanrahan, will run May 5 – May 21, with performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, and Sunday matinees May 8 and May 15 at 2pm. Tickets will be on sale in early April at MetroTix.com
Inspired by true events, the play is designed as a public lecture from a respected psychiatrist. He’s been dealing with professional ridicule for his research into the phenomenon of Alien Abduction. In the course of the play, he will present two patients who, in very different ways, have been victims of their perceived abductions. While he’s not exactly sure what’s going on, the psychiatrist is convinced that something real, something profound, is happening to these people and to our world. Hanrahan said “The recent recorded sightings by military pilots and renewed government interest in Unidentified Aerial Phenomena provide the timely backdrop for this modern ghost story.”
ANOMALOUS EXPERIENCE will be directed by Morgan Maul-Smith. Recently she directed ON GOLDEN POND at Kirkwood Theatre Guild and EARWORM by Shualee Cook at Tesseract, and she’s also directed in Montana at Missoula Childrens Theater.
ANOMALOUS EXPERIENCE is the first play in Midnight’s 2022 25th Anniversary Season. It will be followed by RODNEY’S WIFE, JULY 7 – 23 at The Chapel and ST. LOUIS WOMAN, October 6 – 22 at the .ZACK.
Recently Midnight was honored with 14 nominations for Outstanding Theatre during the 2020-21 seasons from the St. Louis Theatre Critics Circle.
Two plays written by Hanrahan – NOW PLAYING THIRD BASE FOR THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS…BOND, JAMES BOND and TINSEL TOWN – were nominated for Outstanding New Play, and TINSEL TOWN was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Production.
More information at MidnightCompany.com.
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.