Kirkwood Theatre Guild

Kirkwood Theatre Guild has been designated a
“Missouri Historical Theater”
by the Missouri Arts Council

2018-2019 Plays

August Osage County – March 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. March 10 & 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Our spring play will be “August: Osage County,” by Tracy Letts. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best New Play, “August: Osage County” centers around the Weston family, who has been brought together after their patriarch, the world-class poet and alcoholic Beverly Weston, disappears. Violet, the matriarch, is depressed and addicted to pain pills and “truth-telling.” She is joined by her three daughters and their problematic lovers who harbor their own deep secrets. The family dynamics are further complicated by Violet’s sister Mattie Fae and her family who are well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty. Finally, Johnna, who was hired by Beverly as the housekeeper just before his disappearance, rounds out the cast. As the family is holed up in the large family estate in Osage County, Oklahoma, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat. Bursting with humor, vivacity, and intelligence, “August: Osage County” is both dense and funny, vicious and compassionate, enormous and unstoppable.


Nice Work if You Can Get It – May 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. May 5 & 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

We are really excited to close the 2018/2019 season with the musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It.”  This hilarious new screwball comedy premiered on Broadway in 2012.  This new musical, featuring the glorious songs of George and Ira Gershwin, pokes fun at the Prohibition era in a clash of elegant socialites and boorish bootleggers, Set in the 1920s, “Nice Work If You Can Get,” is the story of a charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets a rough female bootlegger, Billie Bendix, the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol the basement of Jimmy’s Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore.