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The Rep’s “Born Yesterday” Is Funny, Empowering, Relevant

In 30 years, when “Born Yesterday” reaches its centennial anniversary, it could be just as empowering and relevant as it is today. Garson Kanin’s comedy debuted on Broadway in 1946, depicting a rich man who wants power and a woman who finds her own strength. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ production shows just how pertinent the corruption scenario is…

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Clever “Caught” Catches Us Off-Guard

Art and politics mix in an intriguing way in “Caught,” a clever play that mainly wants to keep you off guard — but an experience that keeps you on your toes. Written by Christopher Chen, his playful imagination is revealed as a Chinese dissident artist is in town for a retrospective. Director Seth Gordon deftly sets the scenes in The…

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Over-Due Theatre’s ‘Godspell’ Loaded with Talent

  With its high-energy and stacked-with-talent cast, Over Due Theatre Company’s production of “Godspell” blew the roof off the Olivette Community Center. This is not your run-of-the-mill church-friendly “Godspell.” This must-see show is full of jaw-dropping performances, with the cast displaying their tremendous vocal power from the start, setting the standard in the opening Prologue “Tower of Babble,” which went…

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Engrossing Historical Drama Set for New Jewish Theatre

In the 16th and 17th centuries, Amsterdam was a haven for Jewish refugees escaping the Inquisition in Portugal. A large Sephardic community resettled there and the Jews were able to practice their religion openly and peacefully. So much so that Amsterdam was often referred to as the “New Jerusalem.” That brings us to the subject of the next NJT production,…

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