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.

Currently playing is “Othello.”

From the broadside (as in Shakespeare’s day):
This time among Buffalo Soldiers.

St. Louis Black Repertory Company’s production is part of “Shakespeare for a New Generation,” a national theater initiative sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The Black Rep is only 1 of 25 theatre companies to receive the NEA award.

Until February 3rd, 2008 at the Grandel Theatre, in the Heart of Grand Center (3610 Grandel/at Grand). For tickets, call (314) 534-3810 or online at The Black Rep voted Best Arts Organization by Riverfront Times “Best of St. Louis 2007”

Season No. 31: Season of the Storyteller…subscriptions still available…I recommend the Passport Subscription which gives you maximum flexibility and a dynamite value price.


Radio Golf by August Wilson, February 13 – March 9, 2008

Death & the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka, March 19-April 13, 2008
Soyinka is the 1986 Nobel Literature Laureate (and one of my favorite authors—I taught his novels in Ghana and Botswana).

Halem Duet by Djanet Sears, April 23- May 18, 2008
Sears is the winner of Canada’s highest literary award, Governor General’s Literary Award 1998.

Sarafina by Mbongeni Ngema, May 28-June 29, 2008 Nominated for 5 Tony Awards.

St. Louis Black Repertory Theater is a National Treasure. That’s not just me, talking, folks, but the head of the Kennedy Center on his last visit here. Get on your walking and dancing shoes and get on down there!

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