St. Louis Rep's Studio Season Will Include Buyer and Cellar and A Kid Like Jake

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25 Jul 2014

A Kid Like Jake, Buyer and Cellar and Safe House will make up the St. Louis Repertory Company's (St. Louis, MO) Studio Theatre season opening Oct. 29.

The show descriptions and dates follow:

A Kid Like Jake By Daniel Pearle
Directed by Seth Gordon
Oct. 29 - Nov. 16

The play, "follows two parents, Alexandra and Greg, who are stressed to their limits. Test scores, campus visits and entrance interviews for their son Jake are almost too much for the young family to handle. Especially since this prep isn’t for college applications, it’s all part of the nerve-wracking process of winning a place in one of Manhattan’s exclusive kindergarten programs. Four-year-old Jake’s intelligence and imagination have him in the running for a top school, but when his counselor suggests highlighting his affection for dress-up and fantasy, his parents are faced with the difficult decisions about how to do right by their child."

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Safe House By Keith Josef Adkins
Jan. 21 - Feb. 8

"In 1843 Kentucky, the Pedigrews hold a unique place in their community as free people of color. While one brother has dreams of opening his own business as a cobbler and creating a successful life for his family, the other risks everything in an effort to help fugitive slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. Based on true events in the lives of his ancestors, playwright Keith Josef Adkins tells a gripping and heart-wrenching story of love, freedom and survival against impossible odds."

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Buyer and Cellar By Jonathan Tollins
Directed by Wendy Dann
Jan. 21 - Feb. 8

"Inspired by Barbra Streisand’s coffee table book, 'My Passion for Design,' this uproarious fictional account takes us into Babs’ basement, where she has a small street of shops housing her unique collections. In this underground museum of celebrity eccentricity, an underemployed Los Angeles actor becomes the caretaker, interacting with Barbra in moments that begin as absurdly hilarious and venture into surprisingly tender. A runaway hit in New York, this one-man show takes us into the ultimate fantasy as a star-struck dreamer fills the oddest of odd jobs."

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For more information visit repstl.org.