June 3, 2010

Play Brings Lessons of Life and Public Transit to Saint Louis University

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It’s secret that transit riders are willing to share: Riding public transit offers many opportunities for life lessons and sense of community. True fellowship happens on your bus, on your train. Now a local productions company has brought that sentiment to the theater. Eye on the Sparrow: The World Within St. Louis, written by Lee Patton Chiles, is a play about the hardships of life, the fellowship of a community, and the redemption possible in our own lives. All from the seats of St. Louis public transit.

From the play’s website:

Sparrows are everywhere, and are so common we hardly notice them. St. Louis is full of human sparrows – ordinary people who are hardly noticed, but who meet the challenges of life with dignity, humor and fierce courage. EYE ON THE SPARROW follows one woman, Harper, as she falls from the grace of a good job, a marriage and a home, only to become one among the sparrows. Set within the community of St. Louis public transportation, Harper’s life becomes intertwined with the lives of these heroic ordinary people. Through their everyday struggles, fights and kindnesses, these urban philosophers teach Harper how to begin her life again.

How You Can See Eye on the Sparrow:

Saint Louis University
The University Theater at Xavier Hall
3733 West Pine Mall

Friday, June 4 & Saturday, June 5 –  8:00PM, Sundays 2:30PM

For reservations or special group rates call 314-721-6556 or email [email protected]

Tickets available at the following locations:

Cafe Natasha – 3200 S. Grand (South City)
Screenz – 6680 Delmar (U-City Loop)
Macro Sun – 1310 Washington (Downtown) or 6273 Delmar (U-City Loop)
Living Insights Center – 6361 Clayton Rd. (Clayton)

Regular Tickets $15 Seniors (65+) and Students $12

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