Ron Himes founded The Black Repertory Theater Company in 1976 and he continues to serve as the company's Producing Director.
Linda Kennedy has been an accomplished actor for 40 years, spending much of that time performing with the Black Rep.
Get tickets for the next performance by calling the Box Office: 314-534-3810.
Here's a look at how the conversation went:
Chapter 1. "How do you compete with the instant gratification of social media?" asks Kennedy. Get to know the guests and the Black Rep. (0:00-10:15)
Chapter 2. "A responsibility to lead our audience." Director Himes discusses the Black Rep's place in the community. (10:15-18:45)
Chapter 3. Seeing yourself represented on stage. Every performance at the theater is different - and each show has the power to change a life. (18:45-25:00)
Chapter 4. "The place to be on a Saturday night." More about the stages where the Black Rep has performed including Washington University's Edison Theater. (25:00-30:00)
Chapter 5. "What's your favorite production?" asks Hank. "Generally the next one," responds Himes. (30:00-36:45)
Chapter 6. How the St Louis Black Rep compares to its peers. Hint: Your presence is requested at the next performance. (36:45-45:15)
Hank refers to an "Andy" a handful of times in the course of the conversation, that would be KDHX volunteer engineer/producer, Andy Heaslet.
You can catch guest host Hank Thompson on the air Sunday nights at 6pm on 88.7 WSIE.
*Get well soon, DJ Wilson!*