A New Works Laboratory Presentation

Featuring works by Robert M. Kapeller and Meghan McLeroy

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August 31 - September 2

8 PM Thursday-Saturday

First Chair
by Robert M. Kapeller

Our lives can change in an instant. In a flash, our love is meaningless. The stew is bland. There’s only one way to escape, but we just can’t walk through the door. The absurdities of life after tragedy are explored in this drama.

We Are Not Cured
by Meghan McLeroy

In any town in America, at any hour of any day, Nick and Garrison sit, and they watch. They see, they accept, and they move on. Caught in this crossfire of cartoonish violence, the two men will themselves to forgive, but they cannot and will not forget.

With the New Works Laboratory, the audience, performers, and writer all take part in the play development process. The writer creates the script, the actors translate the page to the stage and audience members exchange immediate and uncensored reaction to the play, providing all with insight into further development of the product. Playwrights with a unique vision, innovative subject matter, and diverse perspectives are thus given a voice which otherwise might never be afforded to them in the contemporary world of performing arts. The plays selected are showcasing new, full-length works that are near-ready-for-production.


First Chair
WES - Phil Leveling
SUSAN - Dawn Schmid

We Are Not Cured
NICK - Michael Baird
GARRISON - William Humphrey


Tower Grove Abbey
2336 Tennessee Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63104-1434


All tickets are free of charge but reservations are recommended. Individual tickets are not exchangeable.  Any tickets that are not picked up by ten (10) minutes prior to curtain will be released.

Box Office/Will Call opens 1 hour prior to performance. House opens half-hour prior to curtain.  Tower Grove Abbey is a “general seating” theatre.