When: Wednesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m., Fri., March 11, 8 p.m., Sat., March 12, 4 p.m., Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m., Saturdays, 4 & 8 p.m. and Tue., March 22, 7 p.m. Continues through March 26 2016
During the long slog of the Cold War, the threat of nuclear annihilation bubbled under the surface of everyday life. It was in the papers, in films and in our schools. For Pittsburgh housewife Molly Rush, the fear of a prison sentence was nothing compared to the fear that her children would grow up in a perpetual nuclear winter. So she decided to do something about it. Working with like-minded group of anti-nuke activists the Plowshares Eight, Molly decides to take the protest to the warheads and risk everything. Her husband and siblings think she has a duty to her family. But what about her conscience? Tammy Ryan's drama Molly's Hammer is based on the true story of the day the Plowshares Eight attacked the bombs with hammers. The Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis presents Molly's Hammer Tuesday through Sunday (March 9 to 27) in the studio theater at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road; 314-968-4925 or www.repstl.org). Tickets are $50 to $65.