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COLD by Ben Jolivet
| Press Release



St. Louis, MO (December 14, 2017) – The Tesseract Theatre Company will continue its fifth season with playwright Ben Jolivet’s COLD. 

When: February 9th - 18th, 2018
              Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00p
              Sundays at 4:00p

Where: The .ZACK
                3224 Locust Ave.
                St. Louis, MO 63103

The Story: Facing the loss of their only child, Ellie and Jane hunt for hope. But when Jane suggests cryogenics as a way of holding back the inevitable, Ellie tailspins. Forced to make a choice under unbearable circumstances, faced with the minutiae of every day life, and taxed by the weirdness of the human brain, this couple comes together, breaks apart, and grapples with the right thing to do in a situation with no guidepost. At Ellie’s lowest, a chatty and exhausted young nurse manages to provide unexpected insight, but this decision could leave this once-happy couple in the cold.

Tickets: Available by calling MetroTix at (314) 534-1111, at the Fabulous Fox box office, or by visiting

Who: The production will be directed by Kate McAllister, her first time directing at the Tesseract Theatre Company. The cast will feature local actors: Erika Cockerham, Rae Davis, and Katie Palazzola. Set design by Brittanie Gunn. Lighting design by Kevin Bowman. 

Playwright Ben Jolivet is a two-time semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill Conference, winner of a 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council Dramatic Writing Fellowship, and a current MFA candidate at the Playwright's Lab at Hollins University. 

Tesseract tells big stories small. 


The company's mission is to be an artistic home for diverse artists and a leader in new play development in the Midwest. 

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