Like, Sunday

Compliments of Tyson Blanquart, I’m reminded by this note that I signed on for duty with the NonProphets and that the time is nigh. Beyond the embarrassingly kind words, here’s the pertinent info for your Sunday, May 18 plans.


St Louis, MOThe NonProphet Theater Company, after rounding out its second theatrical season of critically acclaimed productions, gets back to what they do best: making people laugh.

The NonProphets bring their award winning sketch comedy show- The Militant Propaganda Bingo Machine- back into the city of St. Louis with two special appearances at legendary music club Off Broadway on Sunday, May 18 and Saturday, June 14. The show, which is now celebrating its eleventh year, takes 24 original sketches and pits them against the backdrop of a twisted bingo game in which the audience controls the order of the show and prizes are won by a lucky few. The show is a non-stop evening of break-neck comedy that will leave you exhausted and hoarse by night’s end.

The NonProphets are also excited to announce that the two forthcoming shows will be guest-hosted by some of St. Louis’ finest home-grown talent:

Sunday, May 18, 2008 – Writer, blogger, DJ, photographer, professor and savvy many about town Thomas Crone will host the festivities. Thomas has written for the Riverfront Times, The Post-Dispatch and is part of the local publication and blog 52nd City. You can also hear Thomas Monday nights on KDHX 88.1 FM’s show Topic A. A long time supporter of the NonProphets and St. Louis civic pride, the NonProphets are excited and honored to have him host. (Edit: the check is in the mail.)

Saturday, June 14, 2008 – The Chanteuse with the Sweet Caboose, the Mistress with a Derriere Beyond Compare, the Hostest with the Mostest, Lola van Ella, St. Louis‘ up-and-coming burlesque queen will host the second of the two shows. Lola is a regular performer with the Alley Cat Revue at Rue 13 on Washington Avenue, and has performed her delightful strip-tease and acrobatic abilities all over the city of St. Louis as well as all over the world. Lola brings a touch of class to an otherwise bawdy show, and the NonProphets are excited to have her return to their stage.

Each show begins at 8:00pm, and tickets are $10 at the door.

Off Broadway (located at 3509 Lemp in the Historic Cherokee-Lemp District in South City) is one of St. Louis‘ legendary music venues and boasts one of the best bar staffs in town. The venue, which recently went smoke-free, hearkens back the atmosphere created by the NonProphets’ previous home, the late, lamented Hi Pointe Café.

Directing the shows will be NonProphet founder and Artistic Director Robert A. Mitchell, and cast members include Nicole Angeli, Aaron Orion Baker, Tyson Blanquart, Paula Dean, Jonathan Ellison, Chris “Mr.” Jones, Theresa Masters, Ben Ritchie, Suzanne Roussin, B. Weller and Kirsten Wylder with special guests Brian Hyde and John Shepherd. The multi-talented Sarah Holt runs the show as Stage Manager.

Reservations are not necessary, but more info can be obtained by visiting their Web site at or by calling 314-752-5075.

Off Broadway is a 21+ venue.