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"A Hatful of Rain"

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The Chapel

6238 Alexander Drive

St. Louis, MO 63105

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A Hatful of Rain dramatically presents the devastating effects of opioid addiction on all members of the Pope family. Set in New York City in the 1950’s, the playwright engages his audience in the emotional turmoil and practical fallout Johnny Pope’s addiction has on his wife, brother, and father as he struggles to hide his illness. The contrast of the vicious behavior against Johnny from the street drug pushers who strive to perpetuate his addiction creates an even greater dramatic effect on the audience.

Michael V. Gazzo’s play was made into a movie but has not been presented on stage in St. Louis in over 60 years. Production of this play by Slaying Dragons became imperative as opioid addiction has become an even greater source of devastation in today’s world. The play must be seen and experienced to fully understand the horrifying impact to society from abuse of these dangerous drugs.

The performance of A Hatful of Rain will be followed by an audience discussion with our panel mental health professionals comprised of Dr. Naazia Azhar and Dr. Collins Lewis – both from Washington University in St. Louis – and others who have suffered the effects of this terrifying addiction.

Playwright: Michael V. Gazzo

Directed by:Brad Slavik, former president of First Run Theater

Set and Tech Supervisor: Mark Choquette, Clayton Community Theater

Producer: Helene Meyer, founder and artistic director of Slaying Dragons

Cast

John Pope - Sr. Tom Moore

Johnny Pope - Michael McClelland

Polo Pope - LaVell Thompson

Celia Pope - Patience Davis

Mother - Drew Rydberg

Apples - Angelo Blanchard

Chuch - Thomas Seidel

Tickets: On sale now through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-hatful-of-rain-tickets-48746044732

Early-bird: $15.00 per person through September 15; $20.00 per person on Evenbrite after September 15 or at the door. Make your reservations early and save!

For additional information about the performance or Slaying Dragons, please contact Helene Meyer at (314) 596-1219.

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