A Comedy-of-Manners by J. Myles Hesse
Appropriate for High School and Above
- 03/09/2022; 7:30 PM
- 03/10/2022; 10:30 AM
- 03/10/2022; 7:30 PM
- 03/11/2022; 7:30 PM
- 03/12/2022; 2:00 PM
Chaos has struck the Mantis family: Daley, Indiana's most prominent and prestigious household. When their maid is discovered brutally murdered in their gardens, the responsibility falls to the ruthless matriarch, Mara Mantis, to prevent the impending scandal from tarnishing the Mantis family name, a task easier said than done while a scheming neighbor, gay sons, and overall incompetency threaten to create even more damaging scandals. Mara begins to realize that perhaps the only way to cover up the murder... is with more murder.
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About J. Myles Hesse
J. Myles Hesse is thrilled to have St. Charles Community College produce The Lily and the Mantis. His other playwriting credits include Decadents Gone Wilde (A.E. Hotchner Festival; Glass Half Full Theatre Circle), Fishing Talk (Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis), Chlamydia in the Closet (Triangle Rainbow Theater), The American Tragedy: A Comedy (Glass Half Full Theatre Circle), and The Goosegirl (Shawe Memorial Jr./Sr. High School). In addition to being a playwright, Hesse is a director, stage manager, and dramaturg. He has his Bachelor's in Theater and English from Indiana State University, his Master's in Theater and Performance Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in English Literature at Saint Louis University.