Such Sweet Thunder on October 3-5 in the Public Media Commons

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Nine Network, Jazz St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis and The Big Muddy Dance Company come together for three nights to present an unprecedented outdoor stage production of "Such Sweet Thunder" in the Public Media Commons.

Thursday, October 3, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 4, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 8:00 p.m.

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"Such Sweet Thunder" is a 12-part Duke Ellington suite based on Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. It has been described by NPR as “one of the most remarkable orchestral pieces in all of American music.”

This multidisciplinary performance features original dance choreography, live jazz music, Shakespearean verse and theater, and breathtaking lighting and video as the backdrop for a tempestuous love story.


This collaboration is made possible with generous support from Alison and John Ferring, Terry & Sally Schnuck and Garden View Care Center.