About This Show

“You stand here and make your statement.
That’s it.
You want to fight with existence?
Go for it. You want to scream?
Knock yourself out.
Just remember:
your words go out to the universe, all your
words, to be, I don’t know, recycled among
the living – like rain, like part of –
some ecology of the spirit.
It’s the last and only time you have
to give your side of the story, as far as I

The Off Center Theatre thinks this particular excerpt from Sonnets for an Old Century says it all. We all have a voice, and in Sonnets these voices from the United States of America come together out of the darkness in that one post-apocalyptic moment – with young and old from all walks of life – to say One Last Thing. Words can change lives; words can make a difference. It is our words that help to define who we are as human beings – and they need to be heard. This production will be a multi-media event including actors, dancers, and live artistry created every night as the back-drop for the piece.

Sonnets for an Old Century is being presented as part of the St. Louis Political Theatre Festival.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: December 7, 2006 Final Performance: December 17, 2006
Location: Various Locations, Missouri


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