Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis?
May 4–21, 2017
The historic Stockton House, everyone’s favorite venue last year, returns as the stage for Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis? Local favorite Jef Awada directs the first professional production in fifty years of this intimate, funny, poignant play. The scarcest ticket in town last year was for the immersive St. Louis Rooming-House Plays at the Stockton House, so theater-goers should get their tickets early and often.
"Women are waiting for their lovers to return, widows are longing for their husbands who will never return, and young ladies are just discovering the fires of early love - sounds almost like a parody of a Tennessee Williams play, and in a strange way it is. With ragtime cakewalk dancers, séances and ghosts, hags called "the Eumenides" who weave the fate of the characters, a "Romantically Handsome Youth," a gay French instructor, a banjo player in every scene, and the triumph of love found, love returned, and love forgiven, Williams wrote a comedy as full of poetry as of pleasure." - Time Magazine
Festival and Flex pass only includes events from May 3-7, and not the encore presentations.
Stage Manager and Sound Design
Ass. Stage Manager
* Member, Actors' Equity Association
3508 Samuel Shepard Drive
St. Louis, MO 63103