Jul 11, 2022
Last night's episode of the KDHX podcast Tangazo focused on live
theater in the St. Louis metro area. ——
We begin with Ron Himes, the iconic founder and director of the magnificent St. Louis Black Repertory Company, discussing Dontrell Who Kissed the Seas, which debuted last week at the Edison Theater to rave reviews and runs through July 24th. ——
Next up is Joe Hanrahan, artistic director for the Midnight Theater and Film company, talking about his play St. Louis Woman set to debut on October 6th, starring our very own Laka (Pronounced Lay-ka).
Ron Himes and Joe Hanrahan, began their theatrical careers at the same time and have collaborated throughout their 40-plus years in theater in the St. Louis metro area. ——-
Laka is set to make her stage debut in St. Louis Woman Hanrahan’s play about black women singers who came from St. Louis, such as Josephine Baker, Tina Turner and Fontella Bass. ——
Ours was a candid conversation of how the St. Louis Repertory Theatre company, once known as the Loretta Hilton in Webster Groves, differs from the St. Louis Black Repertory Company, in terms of their missions.
This episode of Tangazo is actually St. Louis theater 101.