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Mustard Seed Theatre Opens “Falling”

“Falling,” an original play written by Deanna Jent, Fontbonne University professor of fine arts and artistic director of Mustard Seed Theatre (MST), opens Thursday, Sept. 1, and runs through Sept. 11. The first production of the 2011-2012 season for MST, the play explores the life of a family caring for an aggressive teen boy with severe autism. “Falling” is a part of the 2011 Fontbonne University Dedicated Semester, “The Disability Experience: Quest for Empowerment.”

Lori Adams will direct a cast that includes Michelle Hand, Greg Johnston, Jonathan Foster, Katie Donnelly and Carmen Larimore Russell.

Thursday – Saturday shows take place at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees take place at 2 p.m. All performances take place in the Fontbonne University Black Box Theatre, 6800 Wydown Blvd. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors.

The Fontbonne University Dedicated Semester is a unique academic adventure that allows the university as a whole — students, faculty and staff — to explore a single theme each fall semester. This year’s theme, “The Disability Experience: Quest for Empowerment,” explores the contributions and challenges of Americans with disabilities through varying lenses.

Learn more about Mustard Seed Theatre and Artistic Director Deanna Jent.

Learn more about studying performing arts at Fontbonne University.