Will Jacobs' play Telegraph won last year's A.E. Hotchner New Play Festival. Now it gets a full production through Washington University's performing arts department. Telegraph is the story of Mr. Rivers, a lonely telegraph operator looking for his long-lost love amid the dots and dashes of Morse code. He may begin tapping to the beat of a different drum when a vibrant new woman arrives on the scene, introducing a new rhythm to his staid routine. But can he forget his lost love so easily?
8 p.m. Thu. & Fri.; 2 & 8 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. (Apr. 16-19). A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre in Mallinckrodt Center on Washington University's campus (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-935-6543 or www.edison.wustl.edu). $10 to $15..
April 16-17, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 18, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., April 19, 2 p.m., 2015