St. Louis Actors' Studio Announces Lineup for Its 10th Season

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The St. Louis Actors’ Studio is excited to announce the beginning of its 10th season, which will appropriately be themed “Season X.” In celebration of the last decade of hard work, the group will be revisiting some of its favorite works as well as looking forward to the future of theater in St. Louis.

From the 2015 LaBute Festival. Photo courtesy of St. Louis Actors' Studio

From the 2015 LaBute Festival. Photo courtesy of St. Louis Actors’ Studio

Performances for the 10th season include:

“Three Tall Women”
Sept. 23-Oct. 9
By Edward Albee
Directed by Wayne Salomon

This Pulitzer Prize winning drama tells the story of three women. A is a wealthy, elderly woman with a mild case of Alzheimer’s, B is A’s nurse, and C is a young lawyer sent to help with A’s finances. Together the women go step by step though A’s life, from her passionless marriage to her estrangement from her son, questioning her actions and exploring the idea of happiness.

“American Buffalo”
Dec. 2-18
By David Mamet
Directed by Boby Miller

Set in a Chicago junk shop, three amateur thieves plan to rob a man of a “Buffalo nickel” they believe to be incredibly valuable. However suspicion, self-interest and betrayal quickly start to drive the crew apart.

“The Way We Get By”
Feb. 10-26, 2017
By Neil LaBute
Directed by Lee Anne Mathews

Beth and Doug have just woken up after spending a hot drunken night together. But in the morning, the awkwardness of this situation starts to sink in, and the two characters are forced to confront their feelings towards each other.

“August Osage County”

April 14-30, 2017
By Tracy Letts
Directed by Bobby Miller

This dark comedy tells the story of a volatile and dysfunctional family, reunited by their father’s disappearance. While Violet, the manipulative and drug-addicted matriarch stirs up drama, it becomes clear that everyone in the family has something to hide and as time goes on more and more secrets are exposed.

LaBute New Theater Festival
July 7-30, 2017

Celebrated playwright Neil LaBute returns to the Gaslight Theater to host this month-long festival of brand new, original, one-act plays written by both professionals and high school students.

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