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“Tell Me Something Good”–Musical Review at St. Louis Black Rep Theater

Kevin C. Johnson, author of the blog “The Blender” writes an interesting review of “Tell Me Something Good.” Photo shows most of the cast members from the show. See Kevin’s article for a good description of the cast: how they were chosen, and how the younger and older members blend together. The Black Rep’s “Tell […]

Soyinka in St. Louis Conversation at Black Rep

Wole Soyinka HOMEWORK LINKS 1) Hear Soyinka’s rolling baritone, relaxed, just chatting, sharing wisdom First, let me give you a link to a 1998 conversation between Harry Kreisler and Wole Soyinka that took place in Berkeley, California as part of the “Conversations with History” series. What is said is still fresh today, AND you’ll get […]

St. Louis Black Rep Company’s Fireside Chat #2: August Wilson’s “Radio Golf” (opens February 13-March 9, 2008, at Grandel Theatre) When does urban renewal turn into bulldozing the past?

The Black Rep Company’s website describes August Wilson’s “Radio Golf” like this: The final installment in Wilson’s cycle of ten plays that examines the African-American experience in 20th century America, and the tenth to be produced by The Black Rep. The epic tale centers on Harmond Wilks, an Ivy League-educated lawyer who plans to declare […]

St. Louis Black Rep’s “Othello”: Passionate performance meets passionate audience

There is no curtain on the starkly evocative stage. We begin. After the first few minutes, our ears tune to the language of long-ago times, and we, the audience, drop into another world…a world parallel to the one Shakespeare created in his text, and at the same time, a world entirely on-center with the one […]

St. Louis Black Repertory Company’s 31st Season—“Season of the Storyteller”—currently featuring an innovative re-visioning of “Othello”

Put on your party shoes and tap dance down to the Grandel Theatre (a renovated church of magnificent proportion and features) in the heart of the Grand Center to experience some of the best nights in the theater, at the best value, you’ll ever have.