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R+J: About

R + J: A Telephone Play


Don't Drink the Milk


April 22 - May 8, 2015, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 8pm

at the Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive, Saint Louis 


R + J: A Telephone Play is the performance of six new plays created through the context of a game of telephone. Telephone (also known as “don’t drink the milk”) is a game in which one person whispers a message to another person. The message is passed through a line of people until the last player announces the message to the entire group. The original message for this particular game of telephone is the last scene of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. We created an audio recording of this scene and sent it to the first playwright in the line. The playwright listened to the recording and wrote what he/she heard in the form of a play. Then, we sent an audio recording of this new play to the next playwright in the line, and so on.


All performances of R + J: A Telephone Play are followed by a BodysnatchersThe Historical Tragedy or Comedy of, an improvised version of your favorite Shakespeare play.


April 23’s performance is a part of Shakespeare Festival St. LouisSHAKE 38 event.


R + J: A Telephone Play was created with support from the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission.






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