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At War with Frenchy


Little Frenchy was once the name on the tips of tongues all over, for he was a famous circus star. But, alas, the celebrity went to his head -- and so did the pressures of that fame. Yet he didn’t turn to alcohol or drugs to ease the stress; Frenchy suffered in silence, eventually forcing a mental breakdown. Now, the scientists and the animal charities are involved -- Frenchy is a chimpanzee, after all -- and our hero continues to languish. So, what will become of his life now? The Little Frenchy Files, a new play by Joe Hanrahan, explains it all. You can see this work, along with Hanrahan’s Soldier Boy (a look at war past and present), at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (May 31 through June 9). The plays are staged together by After Midnight at Technisonic Studios (500 South Ewing Avenue), and tickets cost $10 to $15. Call 314-487-5305 for reservations, and visit for more information.
Thursdays-Saturdays. Starts: May 31. Continues through June 9

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