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The Killing of Sister George

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In light of the recent landmark Supreme Court ruling, 1965 seems like a long distance back in the rearview mirror of history. Revisit that more closeted time in Frank Marcus' 1965 play The Killing of Sister George. The plot concerns actress June Buckridge, who plays a country nurse called Sister George on a popular English soap opera. The TV character is gentle, good-hearted and beloved by everyone; consequently the show is a big hit. In real life, though, Buckridge is a lesbian with a fondness for gin, cigars and doling out abuse. After rumors surface about June's personal habits, the BBC top brass elect to kill off her character, and Buckridge careens over stability's knife edge. Max & Louie Productions presents The Killing of Sister George at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday (July 10 through 26) at the Wool Studio Theatre at the Jewish Community Center (2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur; 800-838-3006 or www.maxandlouie.com). Tickets are $30 to $35.
Sundays, 2 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: July 10. Continues through July 26, 2015

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