The Unseen

February 22, 2008 at 1:09 pm | Posted in Theater | 1 Comment
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Mustard SeedI cannot speak highly enough about Mustard Seed Theatre, one of St. Louis’ newest theatre companies.  Besides the fact that they are filling an important niche (it’s a loosely Christian company producing shows that focus on issues of faith and justice), and besides the fact that they are committed to social and environmental justice, they are also doing some amazing theatre.  Their recent production of Remnant was astonishingly powerful and, despite being their inaugural full-length production, it racked up an impressive 6 nominations for this years Kevin Kline Awards.

Mustard Seed’s next offering is a dramatic reading of an intriguing play, The Unseen, written by Craig Wright, who has written for TV shows Six Feet Under and Lost.  In the play, two men, Wallace and Valdez, befriend one another in the midst of being imprisoned by a powerful regime.  Apparently in neighboring cells, they have never seen each other or anyone else besides their torturing interrogator, Smash.  And they don’t know why they have been imprisoned.  When an “unseen” person begins communicating with them in code, Wallace and Valdez have to deal with issues of faith, reason, hope and despair when the possibility of escape becomes real.

Mustard Seed Theatre is producing this dramatic reading this weekend only – Saturday  the 23rd and Monday the 25th at 7pm, and Sunday the 24th at 2pm at Fontbonne University’s Theatre.  To puchase tickets by phone, call 314-719-8060.  And don’t just come to be passively entertained – stick around after the show for discussion with the cast and fellow audience members.

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1 Comment

  1. LOL, we posted our drafted articles within a single minute of each other. otherwise, good story. you’re getting a good feel about how to work this beat!


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