Clayton Community Theatre is pleased to announce its 23rd (2021-2022) season! After pausing for a year and a bit, we will be picking up where we left off. As before, we will be performing each production for two weeks, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoons at 2:00. We will be presenting:
August Wilson’s Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Nada Vaughn, November 4-14, 2021
This Tony-nominated 1982 classic drama deals with issues of race, art, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers.
Uncommon Women and Others, by Wendy Wasserstein, directed by Jessa Knust and Karen Pierce,
POSTPONED Until the 2022-2023 season.
This 1977 play, the first by noted American playwright Wendy Wasserstein, opens on a group of five graduates of Mount Holyoke College meeting for a reunion six years after their graduation. As they reminisce, a series of flashbacks to their senior year begins. Through following them through their senior year, we glimpse their journeys to find themselves while balancing society's shifting expectations of women as experienced by many women not just at this point in history, but today as well.
The Member of the Wedding, by Carson McCullers, directed by Mark A. Neels, June 2-12, 2022
This 1950 play, adapted by the author from a 1946 novel, has been described as a “very funny, very dark” story on themes of racial and sexual identity and “why people exclude others and what happens when they do.”
Broadway Bound, by Neil Simon, directed by Sam Hack, July 21-31, 2022
This 1986 semi-autobiographical comedy is the last chapter in Neil Simon’s “Eugene” trilogy. It shows Eugene and his older brother, Stanley, dealing with their parents' relationship falling apart as the brothers work together toward being comedy writers for the radio, and, eventually, television. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the rest of the family is upset to hear a comedic rendition of their own trials and tribulations. How will Eugene and his brother balance their loyalties to their family and to their art?
Since our 22nd (2019-2020) season was shortened by circumstances, we are pleased to extend the subscriptions of all of our 2019-2020 subscribers to include the entire 23rd season at no charge.
All plays are presented in the Washington University South Campus Theatre, 6501 Clayton Road, Clayton, MO 63117.
For more information about season membership, please check here!