March 17, 2020

Dear friends,

In keeping with the evolving response to the current public health crisis, Upstream Theater is postponing our premiere of IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT until next season. The play is now postponed until further notice.

If you have purchased single tickets or a season passport we will be happy to honor your ticket at that time.

We would not be Upstream Theater if we didn't have suggestions to "move you, and move you to think."

For a historical look at how St. Louis wisely dealt with the flu epidemic of 1918 click here.

Going a little further back, to see how one group of self-quarantined people occupied themselves in the 14th Century, we recommend Boccaccio's Decameron. I personally enjoy the 17th Century English translation by John Florio:

“The Ladies and Gentlemen allowed of the motion, to spend the time in telling pleasant tales; whereupon the Queene saide: Seeing you have approved mine advice, I grant free permission for this first day, that every one shall relate, what to him or her is best pleasing.” 

Finally, at this particularly challenging juncture, any gesture of support is greatly appreciated. (You may click here for details.)

For all of you: be safe and stay healthy and thank you for reading.

Philip Boehm
Artistic Director | Upstream Theater