St. Louis Actors' Studio presents this annual evening of one-acts by Neil LaBute and other contemporary playwrights. More…
In Adam Seidel's 'American Outlaws,' directed by John Pierson, a love triangle develops between a hit man, a self-destructive accountant. and his unhappy wife.
In Cary Pepper's 'Mark My Worms,' directed by Michael Hogan, fledgling actor Mason has been cast in a newly discovered, never-before-seen play by the world-class absurdist LaSalle Montclare. Problem is, the estate insists on it being performed exactly as written, and Montclare was a terrible typist.
Gabe McKinley's 'Homebody,' directed by John Pierson, is a macabre tale about a young, poverty-stricken writer who is forced to move back in with his mother.
In the world premiere of Neil LaBute's 'What Happens in Vegas,' directed by Kel Haney, a man and a woman break down the cost of an evening of passion in Sin City.
See it if Four satires with fresh ideas. I'd give them 80-85-50-75. The humor ranged from racy to dark to silly. Overall, an enjoyable time.
Don't see it if You would mind sitting through one piece that is weaker than the others. You are looking for more overall depth.
See it if You’re a Neil LaBute fan. You appreciate LaBute’s style of shocking the audience onn
Don't see it if You’re looking for something light and breezy, there are a few monologue plays on provocative topics.
See it if You want some nice, quick and fun shows. The Labute show was my least favorite of the four and that was still good. 3rd was the best
Don't see it if followed by the 2nd, then the 4th. I love these small spaces at 59.
See it if you enjoy well written short plays.Naturally I enjoyed some more than others, but all were worth seeing.For the most part,acting was great
Don't see it if you don't like new plays.These aren't light and fluffy.They have something to say, and say it well.Several of them will stay with you.
See it if you like one act plays, good dialog, fine acting, interesting & perceptive "take" on present day issues such as racism and human psychology.
Don't see it if dislike one act plays that deal with serious issues including nuanced studies of racism and human frailties.
See it if You want to be challenged emotionally and intellectually by a writer who is happy to make you uncomfortable and demands you think & feel.
Don't see it if you are unwilling to be shaken up, especially by frighteningly clever insights into horrible politics.
See it if You like Neil LaBute and other playwrights like him. 3 of the 4 pieces were good, including Labute's debut. I like 1-act plays. Profanity
Don't see it if Dislike Neil LaBute, 1-acts, very small theatre, profanity, simulated sex and violence...
See it if The book-ends of this 4-play series were fun, silly, light and breezy, but ...
Don't see it if the middle plays were just too dark, too long, meandering and unsatisfying.
See it if you enjoy short plays, Neil LaBute work, enjoy great acting ensemble (St. Louis Actors' Studio)
Don't see it if you get bored with sometimes drawn out plays and can't get past it. Though each play was about 30min long - some seemed longer
See it if you’re a fan of labute, or want to see three distinctly thematically different gems.
Don't see it if Can’t see a reason not to see it.
See it if If you like thought provoking controversial, well written, and well performed one acts which begin to explore various of the human condition
Don't see it if you like deeper exploration of a topic with multi character interaction. At about 25 mins each, there were 3 appetizers but no entree.
See it if If you enjoy one act festivals. I have to say I really enjoyed aspects of all the shows.
Don't see it if If you don't like small theater spaces. The seats were really cramped together I thought.
See it if You like watching actors that can show great range by playing multiple very different roles. Solid plays from writers I've never heard of.
Don't see it if You want to invest in theater written by writers you've never heard of- minus labute of course.
See it if you are a lover of one act plays, not all created equal. You enjoy clever dialogue and quirky plots; you enjoy a good laugh.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy one act plays; you obsess if one show is not as good as the others; you demand heavy dramas and hilarious comedies.