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St. Louis Black Rep’s Rendition of: “A Song for Coretta” by Pearl Cleage at Grandel Theatre through March 15, 2009

“A Song for Coretta” by Pearl Cleage was inspired by the long line of mourners who came by Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their respects to Mrs. Coretta Scott King. The play introduces five fictional African-American women, aged 17 to 57, waiting in the rain to say their good-byes. The play premiered at Spelman College […]

“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 […]

Black Rep’s tour de force: August Wilson’s “Radio Golf,” ends powerful cycle

“The first time I hit a golf ball, I felt free!” “When your way get dark, turn your light up high.” The title comes from Roosevelt Hicks’ “Radio Golf” radio program…and the theme of “Blue Skies”…”Stay out of sand traps” ripples throughout. On Aunt Esther’s porch at 1839 Wiley, “Everybody expresses themselves indifferent ways…different meanings…[even] […]

Nobel Prize-winner Soyinka Comes to Southern Illinois and St. Louis

Wole Soyinka defies categories and boundaries: Scholar, poet, playwright, actor, human rights activist, Nobel Prize winner, former political prisoner. Born in 1934 in western Nigeria. He studied at Government College in Ibadan. In 1973, he earned a doctorate from the University of Leeds. Dramaturgist at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1958 to 1959. […]