Webster University Conservatory Presents 'The Glorious Ones' Nov. 30-Dec. 4, Dec. 7-11

Nov. 28, 2016

The Glorious Ones

The Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster University presents "The Glorious Ones," Nov. 30-Dec. 4, Dec. 7-11, with performances at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sundays).   

In 16th-century Italy, a new form of comedic theatre develops at the hands of Flaminio Scala: Commedia Dell’arte. Flaminio gathers a group of lowlifes to create an acting troupe that specializes in improvisational comedy with masked characters. From the creators of Seussical and Ragtime comes a beautiful tribute to an important moment in theatre history and to the highs and lows of being an actor. Get ready for jokes that are as bawdy as they are old and as silly as they are sweet. As book writer Lynn Ahrens himself puts it, The Glorious Ones has “one hand on the crotch, one hand on the heart.”

“It encourages sniggers in one scene, as we watch the players perform comic sketches on a scrappy wooden stage, and sympathy in the next, when we sneak behind the scenes to lend an ear to their hopes, dreams, and heartaches” -The New York Times.                                                                      

Tickets:                                                                                

  • Webster Students, Faculty, and Staff Free with a valid ID
  • $15 for Adults                                                                                                                                            
  • $7 for Seniors, Alumni, and Non-Webster Students                                                                                 
  • $2 for children 12 and under     

For tickets to all Conservatory of Theatre Arts productions call (314) 968-7128.

About the Conservatory

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University is a professional training program for acting, musical theatre, directing, theatre studies and dramaturgy, design, technical theatre and stage management. Located in St. Louis, the Conservatory has been training theatre students for the professional world for over half a century.

Students are selected through auditions and theatre festivals nationwide, as well as through auditions held on campus. All candidates for admission must complete the audition/portfolio review process to be considered.

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