Music and Lyrics by: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by: Peter Duchan
Vocal Direction by: Nicholas Provenzale
Orchestra Direction by: Jamie V. Ryan
Directed by: Anne Thibault
November 10, 11, 12, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.
November 13, 2016 • 2 p.m.
The Theatre, $12 / $10 / $5
It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines embark on one final boys' night out. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress, he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits. She rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion.
This 2013 musical mixes doo-wop, country-rock, and lyricism of Sondheim in a dynamic show critics called "poignant, funny, and totally endearing.
Dogfight is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
There will be an audience talkback immediately following the Friday, November 11, 2016 performance.
By Theresa Rebeck
Featuring guest actor, EIU Alum, Gary Ambler
Directed by: J. Kevin Doolen
March 1, 2, 3, 4, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.
March 5, 2017 • 2 p.m.
Black Box Theatre, $12 / $10 / $5
In Seminar, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for a private writing class with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and other flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The word play is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.
"FIVE STARS! Sexy, savvy, and uproarious!" -Time Out New York
"BIG LAUGHS! AN AUTHENTIC RUSH OF PLEASURE." -New York Times
Intended for adult audiences.
Seminar is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
There will be an audience talkback immediately following the Friday, March 3, 2017 performance.
By: Laurie Brooks
Directed by: Jean Wolski
April 21, 22, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.
April 22, 2017 • 2 p.m.
The Theatre, $12/ $10/ $5
On the wild rocky coast of the islands north of Scotland, it is told 'round the peat fires that the selkies transform into beautiful lasses on Midsummers Eve and dance on the beach, celebrating the dual nature of seal people-land and sea. 16-year-old Elin Jean who knows she is different from "the others," is drawn to the forbidden churn of the North Sea, where the islanders' deepest fears are rooted. As she stands on the threshold of womanhood, Elen Jean discovers a hidden pelt that unlocks a mystery foretold by the selkies and is set on a path to find "the knowin" she desperately seeks.
The original version of this play was featured at the Bonderman Playwriting for Youth National Symposium and New Visions/New Voices at John F. Kennedy Center fro the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and it Won a Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education.
This play is suitable for younger audiences.
Youth Theatre Offering
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.