Theater

The Identity Show

When: Sat., June 24, 8 p.m. 2017

People today are more plugged in to the political process than ever. That's both good and bad. It's good that people are more informed about the issues and feel more strongly about them, but it's bad that most people rely on social media and partisan news sources to get that information. Prime Theatre takes on the personal/political schism in its new 24-hour play festival, The Identity Show. Six playwrights wrote new works with topics that include corporate personhood, coming out and the issues that divide the nation. Now a committed group of actors and directors have taken on the challenge of learning their parts and mounting these short plays. The entire process from conception to production happens in 24 hours to keep things as fresh and visceral as possible. The Identity Show debuts at 8 p.m. tonight at the Ethical Society of St. Louis (9001 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights; www.primetheatre.org). Tickets are $15.

Paul Friswold

Price: $15