North County native Taylor Gruenloh’s “Purple Heart City” is personal

Taylor Gruenloh’s outrage over what has transpired in North St. Louis County because of nuclear waste contamination drove him to write “Purple Heart City.” His play is having its world premiere March 16-18 and 23-25 through his theater company, Tesseract, which performs at the .Zack Arts Incubator, 3224 Locust, in midtown, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. He…

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Commentary: When is a Standing Ovation Warranted?

Standing ovations are considered the greatest form of admiration after an extraordinary performance. These days, however, the audiences often stand up during the curtain call. What does this mean as an ultimate gesture of respect? Is every performance or performer worthy of this honor just because they are on stage?

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