Now Playing at The Conservatory

 Poster for Glorious Ones

The Glorious Ones
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the novel by Francine Prose
Nov. 30–Dec. 4, Dec. 7–11
7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Stage III

In sixteenth-century Italy, a new form of comedic theatre is forming at the hands of Flaminio Scala: Commedia Dell’arte. Flaminio gathers a group of lowlifes together to create an acting troupe that specializes in improvisational comedy with masked characters. From the creators ofSeussical and Ragtime comes a beautiful tribute to an important moment in theatre history and to the highs and lows of being an actor, then and now. Prepare yourselves 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: $15 for adults
$7 for seniors, students, and Webster alumni
$2 for children 12 and under
Free for all Webster students, faculty, and staff with valid ID

For tickets call: 314-968-7128