Current Season

UIS Theatre is proud to present our 2016-2017 Season


Fall 2016 Production

Macbeth PO_finalMACBETH  by William Shakespeare

Guest Director: Bill Kincaid

Guest Fight Choreographer: DC Wright

Guest Costume Designer: Katie Eickhoff 

Scenic Designer: Dathan Powell

Performances:  October 28th, 29th, 30th (Fri., Sat., Sun.) & November 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th (Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun.), 2016

The curtain time for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night shows is 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday performances starting at 2 p.m. Please Note: This show will have Sunday matinees–on Oct. 30th and on Nov. 6th.

MACBETH is one of the world’s most famous plays, with an aura of mystique and superstition surrounding even its title.  The story explores the dark side of ambition, as the royal couple climb to power and then struggle to maintain it.  Ghosts, witches, murder, suicide, guilt, prophecy, and the supernatural power of fate hang over the play, conveyed to the audience in some of Shakespeare’s most memorable language.


Spring 2017 Production

MaineALMOST, MAINE  by John Cariani

Director: Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson 

Scenic Designer: Dathan Powell

Performances:  April 7th, 8th, 9th (Fri., Sat., Sun.) & April 13th, 14th, 15th,  (Thurs., Fri., Sat.), 2017

The curtain time for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night shows is 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday performance starting at 2 p.m.

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Amost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend–almost–in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

“…a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts.”–The New York Times

“A charmer…Unexpected magic lingers in the air like someone’s breath on a cold winter’s night. John Mariani aims for the heart by way of the funny bone.”–The Star-Ledger

 

 

 

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