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Mustard Seed Theatre's Debut Performance Sept. 9-10
Mustard Seed Theatre, St. Louis' new theatre company dedicated to exploring issues of faith and social justice, launches its first season with a staged reading of "The As If Body Loop," by Ken Weitzman Sun., Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. and Mon., Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Fontbonne University Black Box Theatre.
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Weitzman entwines dramatic themes and lots of laughs with the modern scientific theory of The As If Body Loop: A witness to a particular emotionally-charged incident will be affected 'as if' they themselves were involved.
Featured at the 2007 Humana Festival of New American Plays, "The As If Body Loop," centers on Aaron and his off-kilter family: a deathly-ill sister who believes the ancient Hebrew myth that she is one of 36 people who must bear the pain and suffering of the rest of the world; the daffy mother who lives in the attic; and a new-age brother with an unusual skin condition.
Directed by Mustard Seed Artistic Director Deanna Jent, the play features the talents of Paul Pagano, Magan Wiles, Adam Flores, Gary Barker and Eleanor Mullin. This is the first offering in Mustard Seed's "Dijon Discussion Series," designed to plant questions and cultivate dialogue in a post-show discussion format. The Mustard Seed Blog will also be available for continuing post-show discussion.
Mustard Seed Theatre is a new professional theatre company designed to explore our relationship with God and our ethical responsibility to the world. The company operates under Special Appearance contracts with Actor's Equity Association and works in residence at Fontbonne University.
Tickets are $10. For reservations, call Mustard Seed Theatre at 314.719.8060 or visit www.MustardSeedTheatre.com.