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Black Rep offers new plays

(Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch) “Resurrection 150,” a short new play for young audiences, is being presented by the Black Rep in conjunction with the Missouri History Museum’s exhibit “The Civil War in Missouri.”

Written by Linda Kennedy, associate artistic director of the troupe, “Resurrection 150” is based on the true story of Rufus Vann. Vann, who came to Missouri in 1862, enlisted in the Union Army when he was 46 and participated in the Battle of Island Mound near Kansas City.

Elizabeth Pickard of the museum directs the play, which is performed by actors in the Black Rep’s Professional Touring Company.

The play is presented at the Museum, 5700 Lindell Boulevard in Forest Park, at 2 p.m. every Saturday through March 16. It’s free.

The Black Rep also has a program for a more mature audience, a workshop reading of a new play called “Smash Hit” on Monday, Nov. 14.