Upstream Theater presents the world premiere of THE GOOD SHIP ST. LOUIS a new play by Philip Boehm with original music by Anthony Barilla.

The Good Ship
St. Louis


Opening November 3, 2022
Tickets: here

Nov. 3-6, 10-13, 17-20
at The Marcelle Theatre(3310 Samuel Shepard Dr. – free parking lot across the street)
All shows 8 PM except Sundays
Nov. 6 & 13 @7PM, Nov 20 @ 2PM
Masks encouraged

On May 13, 1939, a ship left Hamburg flying the German Nazi flag and carrying over 900 Jewish refugees. They held valid visas for Cuba and most planned to emigrate to the United States. But when they reached Havana their documents were declared invalid, and the US declined to admit them. The ship returned to Europe, where the refugees were caught up in the tide of war and occupation.

The ship was the MS St. Louis, and we are taking this voyage a starting point for a soulful examination of the basic human right to asylum by linking its story to the history of our city with the same name, known for welcoming refugees from the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Yet as tens of thousands of civilians flee the fighting in Syria, Ukraine and elsewhere, are we not bound to do more in the name of social justice?




Group rates available through email.
To purchase, email upstreamtheater@sbcglobal.net or send check to:


Upstream Theater
PO BOX 30006
ST. LOUIS, MO 63130