EDWARD III Comes To St. Louis' Orthwein Theater 3/13- 3/22
St. Louis' premier classical theatre since 1984 - presents Shakespeare's seldom seen EDWARD III, performed at the Orthwein Theatre on the campus of Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School.
The Midwest premiere of a "new" Shakespeare play! The Reign of King Edward the Third concerns two campaigns of the 14th-century English king. One is military, as Edward leads his army against France to assert his claim to its throne. The other is amorous, as he besieges the virtue of the Countess of Salisbury, whose husband is a loyal subject. Be among the first to see this newly discovered gem!
Starring Cameron Ulrich as Edward III, Aaron Orion Baker as Prince Edward, Ben Ritchie as King John, Todd Pieper as Salisbury, and Andrea Luetzeler as the Countess of Salisbury.
"Our focus has always been to celebrate the writings of William Shakespeare and to make his plays accessible to all," says director and St. Louis Shakespeare founder Donna Northcott. "This season is particularly exciting as it marks our 24th year producing exciting, entertaining productions of classical theatre in St. Louis using exclusively local talent. We invite everyone to come and be part of the celebration."
Edward III is directed by Artistic Director Donna Northcott. Ms. Northcott is a graduate of St. Louis University and Northwestern University; she also studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Ms. Northcott is the Founder and Artistic Director of St. Louis Shakespeare, as well as Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre, and directed last years riotous parody of KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park.
DATES: March 13, 2009 - March 22, 2009
TIMES: Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm.
The Orthwein Theatre on the campus of Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School. 101 N. Warson Road (corner of Ladue Road and Warson Road)
DIRECTIONS: From the North: Take Interstate 270 South to Olive Rd. and head East. Turn right on Warson Rd. The campus is about 1 mile south of Olive on the right side of Warson.From the South: Take Interstate 270 to Ladue Rd. and head East. Turn left at Warson Rd. and the campus is on your left. From the West: Take Highway 40 to Lindbergh Rd. and head North. Turn right at Ladue Rd. Turn left at Warson Rd. and the campus is on your left.
TICKETS: $18 - $22 with discounts available for groups and senior citizens. $10 special ticket prices for students under 25 with student I.D. Advance tickets are available through MetroTix at (314) 534-1111 or at the theatre box office beginning one hour prior to showtime.
ACCESSIBILITY: Orthwein Theatre is accessible to persons with disabilities, offering wheelchair accessible seating and rest rooms.
Parking for Orthwein Theatre is available on the lot adjacent to the building.
Metrotix: 314-534-1111 · Information: 314-361-5664 · E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Louis Shakespeare is supported in part by grants from The Regional Arts Commission, Missouri Arts Council, Fox Associates Foundation, St. Louis Arts & Education Council, Enterprise Leasing, and the John R. Goodall Charitable Trust.
For show times and ticket information, please call 314-361-5664 or visit our website at www.stlshakespeare.org.