2023 SEASON

All shows at the Kranzberg Black Box Theater, 501 N. Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103. Friday & Saturday evenings at 8.00 p.m., Sundays at 2.00 p.m.

March 10-26, 2023, The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

This classic of British theater is Pinter’s first full length play and is one of the most performed.  Combining realism and absurdism, humor and menace, this play remains as powerful as it did when first performed in 1958.  Directed by Suki Peters, the cast (in order of appearance) is

     

            Petey             Robert Ashton

            Meg                Teresa Doggett

            Stanley          Ted Drury

            Lulu                Summer Baer

            Goldberg      Chuck Winning

            McCann        Nick Freed

   

June 9–25, 2023, Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn

A tea party is arranged supposedly to console an old friend, but it reveals the troubled relationships of the others at the party.  One of Ayckbourn’s most successful plays, it has been called “the saddest.…and the funniest” of his plays.  Directed by Robert Ashton, the cast (in order of appearance) is:

            Diana             Nicole Angeli

            Evelyn            Annalise Webb

            Marge            Anna Langdon

            Paul                Jason Meyers

            John               Mike De Pope

            Colin               Ben Ritchie

October 20 to November 5, 2023, Mindgame by Anthony Horowitz

Horowitz is known for his novels (including The Alex Rider series, Magpie Murders and many more) and his TV work (Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders etc.)  This is his only full-length play.  Set in an asylum for the criminally insane, a writer of “true crime” paperbacks is trying to get an interview with a notorious mass murderer but nothing is as it seems. “A dazzling thriller and a jet-black comedy that twists its way towards a shocking conclusion.”  Directed by Robert Ashton.  Cast to be announced.