When: Fri., Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 19, 4 p.m., Thu., Aug. 23, 9:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 25, 6 p.m. 2018
The Midnight Company is well known for presenting unusual plays filled with unusual ideas, but its contribution to the St. Lou Fringe festival may be one of its most outré endeavors. Joe Hanrahan's Now Playing Third Base for the St. Louis Cardinals ... Bond, James Bond is about theater itself, as well as baseball in St. Louis. As the title hints, James Bond is involved, but so are the Beatles, and there's a plot to kill the president. Because this all takes place in St. Louis, race is also a big part of the play. It sounds ambitious, but that's Midnight Company. Now Playing Third Base is performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday (August 18 and 19), and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday (August 23 to 25) at the Kranzberg Black Box Theatre (501 North Grand Boulevard; www.midnightcompany.com). Tickets are $15.