Tennessee Williams' , "Stairs to the Roof" is a rarely produced gem that is at once a comedy, a love story , with a touch of early science fiction. Williams called "Stairs to the Roof" " a prayer for the wild at heart who are kept in cages" ,and dedicated it to "all the little wage earners of the world".
The story in influenced by Williams tenure at the International Shoe Factory in St. Louis. Benjamin Murphy, stages a one-man rebellion against the clock, the monotony of an eight-to-five job and the dehumanizing forces of an increasing mechanized and commercial society. Ben takes us on a series of fantastic adventures that culminate in an escape from the mundane.. taking us up his stairs to the roof to a better, more Utopian world.
"Stairs to the Roof" will be be the premiere performance at the new renovated Boo Cat Club, the former St. Louis Artist Guild, that was built in 1906. Tennessee Williams produced a number of his earlier plays there. Be one of the first to experience this beautiful, historic space.
Performance Dates: November 6-23, 2014.
- PREVIEW: Thursday Nov. 6th
- OPENING NIGHT/CELEBRATION: Friday Nov. 7th
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.; Sundays at 3:00 p.m.