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Meramec Theatre Presents “1959 Saint Ascension” Oct. 1-5

Theater CurtainThe Meramec Theatre presents the premiere of “1959 Saint Ascension” by Emmy Award winner Gary Paben (book and lyrics) and Donna Perrino (music) Oct. 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the theatre on campus, 11333 Big Bend Road in Kirkwood.

“1959 Saint Ascension” is directed by Paben and Michelle Rebollo and designed by Rick Willmore. Musical direction is provided by Jerry Myers. Perrino is a soloist with the Saint Louis Symphony.

The story, set in a hospital, unravels the relationships of the people left behind as loved ones experience an endless sleep. Romantic couples, mystery, guilt, magic and the unexpected punctuate the drama as we slide out of sadness into song and dance. The music becomes a beacon as the light is revealed in each of us.

The Meramec Theatre no longer takes reservations. Admission is free. Seating is open and on a first-come basis.

For more information, call 314-984-7562 or visit