This Weekend in Saint Louis: Colin McLaughlin’s “Jailbird”!
by Mark Chmiel
My friend Colin wrote the play! Spread the word.
The Missouri History Museum and Bread and Roses Missouri
presents the premiere of Jailbird, a new play.
In 1920, Eugene Victor Debs ran a campaign for the US presidency- from a federal prison cell. He was imprisoned for his outspoken objection to the violence and chaos of WWI. Debs ended up receiving a million votes, and 100 years later, his revelations on our society, economy, prison system, and the nature of war, are strikingly relevant.
November 15th and 16th at 7pm, and November 17th at 3 pm.
The Sunday performance will be followed by a talk back, “Then and Now,” featuring representatives from The Eugene Debs Foundation and Missouri Jobs With Justice.
Directed by Kathryn Bentley and written by St Louis playwright Colin McLaughlin.
Part of the Bread and Roses Missouri Workers’ Theater Project.
Featuring Shaun Sheley, Hassie Davis, Noah Laster, Summer Baer, Thomasina Clarke, Michael Paplanus, Kenya Hitchens, and Ryan Lawson-Maeske.
This play is presented with support from The Regional Arts Commission, The Missouri Humanities Council, The Missouri History Museum, The Puffin Foundation, and The Eugene Debs Foundation.