Theater, LGBTQA

After Orlando

When: Fri., June 16, 7:30 p.m. 2017

It's been one year since the Pulse Nightclub shooting. Does it seem longer ago than that, or is it still fresh in your mind? Memory is a tricky thing, and it becomes easier to forget what happened as we move farther away from the incident. After Orlando is a collection of short plays written not long after those 49 people were gunned down while dancing. These works were written to fix the massacre in our collective memory and to commemorate the lives that were cut short. That Uppity Theatre Company, R-S Theatrics, St. Louis Pride Festival and St. Charles Pride Festival have joined forces to present a staged reading of excerpts from After Orlando tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; www.camstl.org). Admission is free, but you'll need to go through CAM's website to reserve a seat.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission, reservations required