Say Goodnight Gracie: The Life, Laughter and Love of George Burns and Gracie Allen will take audiences on a guided tour through an American century told through the eyes of George Burns who savored each day from his impoverished youth on the lower East side to his career in Vaudeville; his marriage to Gracie Allen; their rise to success on stage, screen, radio and TV; and finally George’s “second time around.” Learn More
What is it like for a woman when her husband becomes the president of the United Statesand she is suddenly thrust into the spotlight? This witty, sly and deeply moving script explores the hopes, fears and loves of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. Secrets are spilled about their early years, their husbands' rise to power, their romances with the men, their unique paths as wives in the White House, and their feelings about imminent retirement. Learn More
By David Arrow. Featuring the speeches of Robert F. Kennedy.
Product Code: K45000
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This solo play portrays Robert F. Kennedy during his short, electrifying campaign for president of the United States. Told from his perspective, this play follows Bobby from his announcement to enter the presidential race on March 16, 1968, to his last speech on June 4. The causes for which he crusaded and policies he championed are remarkably relevant and prescient of the politics and concerns of today. The play contains many of Kennedy’s most famous and impactful speeches, as well as his private apprehensions and more personal, less publicized events. Learn More
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The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus is a whirlwind adventure about how we affect the environment and the animals with whom we share the planet, and how we take on the mission of saving the world from ourselves. A unique twist on traditional storytelling, where a bit of moonlight brings a menagerie of found objects to life, this original play shows the power of memory and imagination and will captivate and inspire audiences of all ages. Learn More
Larger than life (literally and metaphorically), American culinary icon James Beard was a complex, entertaining, beloved and frustrating friend and mentor to many. Openly gay even though his primary audience was middle-America housewives, Beard always kept his phone number listed and famously took calls from anyone who needed a little cooking advice. I Love to Eat invites you to meet “the face and belly of American gastronomy” in this solo play that imagines a late night in Beard’s home. Learn More
Ilga and her parents leave Latvia in 1944 to escape Russian occupation, but are soon taken into a German labor camp. Eventually, they walk 500 miles across war-torn Germany to a refugee camp. Six years later, they sail through an Atlantic storm to safety and freedom in America. One actress plays Ilga from grandmother to carefree 4-year-old to frightened 10-year-old to resilient teenager, plus all the characters from her journey.
Eight-year-old Delilah sits in her favorite tree in Old North St. Louis, the tree she and Momma tied a bow on for Christmas just before she was deployed to Iraq. She sits for as long as Grandmomma lets her. She watches her neighbors and what's happening on her block. But what Delilah does mostly is wish for the cicadas to stop singing so fall can come and for peace on earth so Momma will return home. Learn More
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12-year-old Charlotte is struggling to come to terms with the death of her twin brother and the growing "legend" surrounding the event. As with all great legends, truth and fiction become inextricably linked in this play. The truth is that moments before he died, he kissed her, gently, on the lips. The legend is that everything Charlotte kissed from that moment forward also died. This play purposely blurs the line between fact and fiction. Moreover, it suggests that drawing that line might be an act of futility as, if we're lucky, we all become legends in the end. Learn More
In this play, we're taken on a poignant and funny journey, rich in anecdotal detail, through the Kron family album. Lisa accompanies her ailing father to Auschwitz, where his parents were killed, and where she understands more clearly the joys and sorrows of her father's heart. With wit and compassion, Lisa creates a complex, startling and searingly funny meditation on how human beings make sense of tragedy, grief, and everyday life. Learn More
Looking Over the President's Shoulder is told from the unique perspective of the Chief Butler who served four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower. Famous guests through the years included Winston Churchhill, Marian Anderson, Errol Flynn and the king and queen of England. Set on the eve of his last day on the job, Fields reflects on his 21 years of service to his country with humor and pride. He was a man with a story to tell and this tour-de-force for one actor gives Fields the chance to tell it. Learn More