Conservatory Theatre Production: “Uncommon Women and Others” Opens Feb. 20

| February 6, 2013


Webster University Conservatory students act out a scene from “Uncommon Women and Others.” They are, from left: Lauren Motil, Ally Young-Price, Lara Dohner, Carlee Avery and Eden Eernissee.

Webster University‚Äôs Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents “Uncommon Women and Others” Feb. 20 – 24 and Feb. 27 – March 3, on Stage III in Webster Hall. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. only on Sundays.

A special post-show conversation will immediately follow the performance on Sunday, Feb. 24. Admission is $12 for the general public, $6 for senior adults and students from other schools, and free for Webster faculty, staff and students with current Webster ID. For ticket reservations, call the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128.

The play begins in the late 1970s with a reunion, six years after graduation, of five close friends and classmates at Mount Holyoke College. They compare notes on their activities since leaving school and then, in a series of flashbacks, we see them in their college days and learn of the events, some funny, some touching, some bitingly cynical, that helped to shape them.

“Uncommon Women and Others” is directed by guest director Melissa Rain Anderson, who holds a BFA in Theatre from USIU in San Diego. The New York-based director, actor and acting coach directs in New York City and regionally. Most recently, she directed the Houston premier of “Next to Normal”at Stages Repertory Theatre.


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  1. Ellie says:

    Hi! I head up the Mount Holyoke Club of Metro St. Louis. I’d be interested in organizing a group to come see the production. I think a few of our area alumna were classmates of Wendy Wasserstein’s. Do you have a group rate?


  2. Patty says:

    If this production is like all of the others I’ve seen, it will be another awesome show. Webster’s Conservatory is the best!