"You there, looking smug and content
In your cushioned theater seats,
Your time here is gravely misspent
If you wanted happy conceits.
Husbands, sons, and daughters and wives
Placidly observing our play -
You think love's cementing your lives.
You think love will carry the day.
Well, you don't know a thing about love!
Love comes on with hurricane force,
Drives a dire, disastrous course.
Love outkills disease and famine!
Hear us as we sing about love!
Love is like a hell upon earth!
Torture that begins upon birth!
Join us now as we examine:
Steaming piles of wigged-out, pigged out Love!"
Highlights from the NY Fringe Festival production
"The Life of Yeast" on YouTube
The book Greek Theatre Performance: An Introduction by David Wiles
The book Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
The book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
The book The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution by Richard Dawkins
This video from the UK's National Theatre, Modern Interpretations of the Greek Chorus
Scott Miller's analysis essay about Kotis and Hollmann's other show, Urinetown
An amazing 3-D look at a yeast cell
A cool video of yeast cell reproduction
YEAST NATION runs May 31-June 23, 2018, Thursday through Saturday evenings, all performances at 8:00 p.m., at the Marcelle Theater, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive, three blocks east of Grand, in Grand Center. May 31 is a preview. Click here for directions.
Tickets are available through Metrotix outlets, including the Fox Theatre box office. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors on Thursdays; and $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors on Fridays and Saturdays. To charge tickets by phone, call Metrotix at 314-534-1111 or visit the Fox Theatre box office or the Metrotix website.
HIGH SCHOOL DISCOUNT: Any high school student with a valid school ID can get a $10 ticket for any performance all season long, with the code word for each show, which will posted only on New Line's Facebook page. This offer is available only at the door.
EDUCATORS DISCOUNT: New Line offers all currently employed educators half price tickets on any Thursday night, with work ID or other proof of employment. Not valid in connection with other discounts or offers, available only at the door, and subject to availability.
MILITARY DISCOUNT: New Line offers all active duty military personnel half price tickets on any Thursday night, with ID or other proof of active duty status. Not valid in connection with other discounts or offers, available only at the door, and subject to availability.
All programs subject to change. New Line Theatre receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council. Yeast Nation is presented by arrangement with the authors.
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