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American Theatre Festival

Schedule of Events

Sept. 18-Oct. 6, 2013

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The American Theatre Festival is a partnership between the History, English and Theater Departments. We seek to enhance our campus and community by bringing to the stage theatrical productions that illuminate the history, culture and dramatic literature of the United States and the world. 

Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story, Sept. 18-22

Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story artworkPerformances: 
10 a.m. Sept. 18 & 20
7 p.m. Sept. 19 & 21
2 p.m. Sept. 22

Tickets:
Purchase tickets online at stchastickets.com or the SCC Box Office, 636-922-8050

$6 General Admission
$5 Seniors and non-SCC students
Free SCC students with ID, SCC faculty and staff

Two strangers, Peter and Jerry, engage in a conversation in Central Park.  As the dialogue escalates, the audience witnesses a clash of two individuals and the radically different worldviews they represent. Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story explores the nature of isolation and miscommunication and reveals how a seemingly mundane situation can lead to a shocking confrontation.

The show is part of the American Theatre Festival; all performances are in the auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building.

Contact Information:

Heather Rodgers
hrodgers@stchas.edu
636-922-8506

The Meeting, Sept. 18-22

 The Meeting artworkby Jeff Stetson

Performances:
7 p.m. Sept. 18, 20 & 22
10 a.m. Sept. 19 & 21

Tickets: 
Purchase tickets online at stchastickets.com or the SCC Box Office, 636-922-8050

$6 General Admission
$5 Seniors and non-SCC students
Free SCC students with ID, SCC faculty and staff

Set in the mid sixties, Civil Rights activists Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X meet for the first time in a Harlem hotel to debate and forcefully defend their views on the struggle for “freedom” for African Americans. Each man gives his best in a battle of wits that eventually leads to an arm wrestling contest. Intense, passionate and brutally honest, Jeff Stetson’s play eloquently captures the courage of two men willing to die for their beliefs.

The show is part of the American Theatre Festival; all performances are in the auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building.

Contact Information:

Heather Rodgers
hrodgers@stchas.edu
636-922-8506

The Grapes of Wrath, Oct. 2-6

The Grapes of Wrath artworkBased on the novel by
John Steinbeck
Adapted by
Frank Galati

Directed by Hal Berry

Performances:
7:30 p.m.  Oct. 2 & 3
8 p.m. Oct. 4 & 5
2 p.m. Oct. 6

School Matinee:
10 a.m. Oct. 3
For Middle School and above

Tickets:
Online Ticket Sales open Aug. 21 at stchastickets.com

$8 General Admission
$6 Seniors and Students
Free SCC Students with ID

New this year! Center Stage season ticket packages are available for purchase Aug. 1. See www.stchas.edu/CenterStage for details.

Children under age 10 will not be admitted unless productions are specified "suitable for children."

Winner of the 1990 Tony Award for Best Play, The Grapes of Wrath tells the story of the Joad family shattered by the depths of the Great Depression of the 1930s. They and millions of Americans struggled to survive the national crisis. Steinbeck’s message is that of universal oneness, a concept very alien in today’s culture. One of the plays’ characters, Casy, an ex-priest is quoted: “I been thinkin’ maybe all men got one big soul everybody’s a part of ...” The story is told with music of the Depression’s famous folk artist, Woody Guthrie, vivid and contrasting lighting, and an ensemble dramatizing the movement of hundreds of thousands west to find a better life in California.

This Center Stage Theatre production is also part of the American Theatre Festival; all performances are in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building.

Contact Information:

Box Office
636-922-8050

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Contact Info

Heather Rodgers
636-922-8506
hrodgers@stchas.edu

Purchase Tickets

Purchase tickets online at stchastickets.com or call the
SCC Box Office at 636-922-8050

Admission

The Grapes of Wrath

$8 General Admission.
$6 Seniors and Students.
Free SCC Students with ID

Edward Albee's The Zoo Story or The Meeting by Jeff Stetson

$6 General Admission
$5 Seniors and non-SCC students
Free for SCC students with ID, SCC faculty and staff

Discount

Must purchase tickets for both Edward Albee's The Zoo Story and The Meeting by Jeff Stetson to receive the discounted pricing.

$10 General Admission
$9 Seniors and non-SCC students