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November Production

Congratulations to J.E. Robinson and Ron Asher for having your plays selected. We welcome you to join us for a great night of entertainment.

November 26 – December 5: at the Kranzberg Arts Center Black Box, 501 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis MO 63103



Effective Sept. 10, all patrons 12 Years or older are required to show proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test upon entry for all ticketed events at KAF indoor performance venues. Please bring a valid ID and proof of vaccine (card, picture of card, or photocopy) or proof of negative test (PCR test within 72 hours / antigen test within 24 hours of performance start time)



By JE Robison

Brother “Albert” GiddingsDonald Douglas
Sister “Theresa” GiddingsSieglinda Fox
Hollis GiddingsAlex Jay


By Ron Asher

Bernie/PeterBill Burke
Danny/JerryAnthony Randle
Joan/MarthaJill Houghton
Deborah/HoneyKelly Boyce
NicholeMonica Allen
Mississippi WellsJohn Trotwood Moore
Sammy NeedalenderPatrick Bowden
IntruderDustin Petrillo
Real ProducerHenrietta Francis

frt announces $5000 matching donation program

Help us to continue to produce new plays in St. Louis by making a donation to our 2021 Season fundraising appeal. The board of FRT has committed to matching any donation up to a maximum of $5000 in total. Click here to go to our donations page.

New season, new homes, and a new website

After a nomadic period, moving from space to space, we now have a home for our mainstage productions, the Black Box at the Kranzberg Arts Centre. This is an exciting time for us as we relaunch the company after a period of uncertainty and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.

First Run Theatre is Committed to:


First Run Theatre is committed to amplifying the many and diverse voices in our theatre company and community. We will not tolerate any form of racism, oppression or any other type of discriminatory practices imposed upon any artist because of their color, creed, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religious belief. We will continue to do our part in upholding principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Theater has an important role in creating change. We at First Run Theatre intend to play our role in listening, learning and making positive change happen.


We are committed to creating the safest environment for our audience, actors, crew and front of house staff. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have canceled the remainder of our 2020 season and any meetings, auditions etc. are set up using Zoom. We have a policy setting out how we will re-open safely when we are allowed to. Read it by clicking on the link: COVID-19 POLICY. If you do have any concerns or questions please email us at

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