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Useful and Necessary Ingredients
Intersect Arts
Saint Louis, MO
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Useful and Necessary Ingredients
To the ladies of America is this little work dedicated. This work is full from start to finish of useful and necessary information for women, including the secret of youth, beauty and health. It also contains a list of all the poisons and their antidotes.

In an era when a womans time and attention were to be occupied by her husband and household, Charlotte and Emma aspire to be elegant, economical, and enlightened wives. However, the paths of their pursuits are polluted and poisoned leaving them desperate for relief. In in ironic twist of fate they will use the social structures meant to subdue them to flip the status quo.

Useful and Necessary Ingredients is a fast-paced experimental play which steps into the minds of two women of the 1930s, as they drift mysteriously between memory, desire, and immediate experience. Explore scientific and social knowledge inherited through generations of women regarding food, flora, and fellowship. Inspired by three texts: A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband, Home Economics: Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st-Century Household, and The Ladies book of Useful Information.

Presented by Hannah Grimm and Alicen Moser at The Intersect Arts Center, Useful and Necessary Ingredients will be performed on the following dates: September 21, 22, 27, 28, 30 at 8:00pm.

Alicen and Hannah are artists and friends who have collaborated and performed together over many years. They have each worked on a myriad of shows in the St. Louis area in capacities ranging from actor, to playwright, to director, and beyond. Their most recent collaboration involved writing, directing and performing in Or What You Will: R+J Edition with Poor Monsters for Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. The creation of Useful and Necessary Ingredients would not have been possible without creative artists Tori Thomas, Anthony Kramer, Mitch Eagles, and Miranda Jagels FĂ©lix.

ABOUT INTERSECT ARTS: The Intersect Arts Center is a place of community with creativity at its core. Located in St. Louis City, Intersect engages with area youth, adults, elderly, artists, congregants, educators, and activists to connect art and community, creating a collective expression of identity and belonging between a very diverse intersection of people. Through after-school programming, community events and classes, exhibitions, artist residencies, and studio facilities, we offer many opportunities for engagement. Our interdisciplinary approach encompasses visual art, dance, drama, music, creative writing, technology, photography, and culinary arts. For more information:


Intersect Arts
3636 Texas Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63118
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Alicen Moser
On BPT Since: Nov 03, 2016
Alicen Moser

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