"another splendid example of the fine theater that we've come to expect from Upstream" -- Steve Callahan, KDHX

 "A masterful, riveting and absorbing performance that ranks among his very best, if not the best in a 40+ year career on St. Louis stages." -- Lynn Venhaus, STL Limelight

"A million facets in [Alan Knoll's] fast-paced performance..." -- Richard Green, Talkin' Broadway

"Alan Knoll breathes poignant life into the wretched protagonist..." -- Mark Bretz, Ladue News

"A volcanic performance from Alan Knoll" -- Judy Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch



A day trader in quarantine delivers a relentless, near-manic monologue that reveals his derailment from the fast track, and the resultant downward, deadly spiral… as though he may have contracted some horrible virus from the stock market monitors themselves. This gripping piece by one of Germany’s leading poet/playwrights is a relentless collage of ideas and images, where past and present collide and where one man’s innermost thoughts ricochet inside his head with all the volatility of a stock market in crisis. A very timely psychological study of a man and a society infected by greed.


Patrick Siler directs Alan Knoll in this one-man tour-de-force, which features a live soundscape by David A. N. Jackson.


February 9-11, 15-18, 22-25

Thurs-Sat at 8 PM

Sundays at 7 PM except Feb 25 at 2 PM


At the Kranzberg Arts Center

501 N. Grand (at Olive)


Tickets $35, $30 for seniors 65 and over, $25 for full-time students with valid ID


Set by Patrick Huber

Costumes by Michele Siler

Lighting by Geordy van Es

Media by Michael Dorsey

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