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Recently reviewed theater for Jan. 31

Recently reviewed theater for Jan. 31

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‘Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles’

When Through Sunday • Where Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves • How much $20-$94.50 • More info repstl.org

The Rep presents Luis Alfaro’s intriguing adaptation of the Greek classic about a woman scorned and her horrible revenge. Alfaro immerses the theatergoer in Medea’s world through a deceptively soothing comic sensibility that effectively sets the stage for the dark turn to come. Directed by Rebecca Martinez.

‘My Name Is Asher Lev’

When Through Feb. 9 • Where Wool Studio Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive • How much $49-$54 • More info newjewishtheatre.org

Spencer Sickmann turns in a compelling performance in Aaron Posner’s adaptation of the Chaim Potok novel about a conflicted artist. It’s a New Jewish Theatre production.

‘Songs for Nobodies’

When Through Sunday • Where Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand Boulevard • How much $25-$45 • More info maxandlouie.com

Debby Lennon takes on 10 roles in Joanna Murray-Smith’s play with music about five classic singers and their admirers. A richly theatrical experience, it’s a Max & Louis production.

‘The Thanksgiving Play’

When Through Feb. 9 • Where Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves • How much $46-$71 • More info repstl.org

The Rep presents Larissa FastHorse’s hilarious satire about actors attempting to put on a politically correct play about Native Americans and Pilgrims. Directed by Amelia Acosta Powell in the intimate studio theatre.

‘Wildfire’

When Through Feb. 9 • Where The Marcelle, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive • How much $25-$35 • More info 314-534-1111; metrotix.com

Adventurous theatergoers will find much to enjoy in Québécois playwright David Paquet’s dark comedy about a troubled family. It’s an Upstream Theater production.

By Calvin Wilson

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