Friday, January 30, 2015

Third Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Award Nominations

Woo-hoo, the nominations are out! Here's the full list of this year's St. Louis Theater Circle Awards nominees. The third annual ceremony will be on Monday, March 23rd at COCA at 7pm with a pre-ceremony reception starting at 5:30. You can find out more about that here, or on the Theater Circle's "Events" tab on our Facebook page. If you're a fan of St. Louis theatre (and why wouldn't you be?), consider snagging a ticket to the show! If you can't make it, the ceremony will once again be televised on HEC-TV and streamed on the HEC web site.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy
All in the Timing, St. Louis Actors’ Studio 
Blithe Spirit, St. Louis Actors’ Studio
The Liar, St. Louis Shakespeare
Noises Off, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
One Man, Two Guvnors, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Monday, January 26, 2015

IMAGINING MADOFF • New Jewish Theatre

Infamous Ponzi schemer, Bernard Madoff, may seem like an improbable subject for a play, but playwright Deb Margolin conceives a morality tale of sorts in the New Jewish Theatre's current offering. With an estimated $60 billion taken from his clients, Madoff's investors suffered devastating losses, particularly Jewish institutions and charities. "Imagining Madoff" sets up Madoff (Bobby Miller) playing opposite a righteous polestar of decency embodied in a poet and Holocaust survivor named Solomon Galkin (Jerry Vogel), who is based on one of Madoff's real-life victims, author and political activist, Elie Wiesel.