Upcoming Events: College & University Theatre

    • 12/02/2022
    • 7:30 PM
    • 12/03/2022
    • 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455 (Simpkins Theatre)

    BFA Showcase, Directed by Lysa Fox, Donald Laney & Sharon Nott

    Tickets: $5

    Show Run: December 2 & 3 at 7:30 PM

    Box Office: (309) 298-2900

    Website: wiu.edu/cofac/theatre

    • 12/08/2022
    • 12/11/2022
    • 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455 (Hainline Theatre)

    WINTER DANCE WORKS Concert, Directed by Donald Laney

    Tickets: $15

    Show Run: December 8 – 10 at 7:30 PM, December 11 at 2:00p PM

    Box Office: (309) 298-2900

    Website: wiu.edu/cofac/theatre

    • 02/03/2023
    • 02/04/2023
    • 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455 (Simpkins Theatre)

    UCAB, Directed by Lisa Wipperling

    Tickets: $5

    Show Run: February 3 & 4 at 7:30 PM

    Box Office: (309) 298-2900

    Website: wiu.edu/cofac/theatre

    • 02/17/2023
    • 7:30 PM
    • 02/18/2023
    • 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455 (Simpkins Theatre)

    WOMAN IN MIND, By Alan Ayckbourn, Directed by DC Wright

    Tickets: $5

    Show Run: February 17 & 18 at 7:30 PM

    Box Office: (309) 298-2900

    Website: wiu.edu/cofac/theatre

    • 02/22/2023
    • 02/26/2023
    • 2 Ames Plaza East, Bloomington, IL 61701 (Jerome Mirza Theatre)

    MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING By William Shakespeare

    Show Run: February 22-26, 2023

    Tickets: $5 IWU Students, Faculty, and Staff, $12-$14 General Admission (W/Th/Su), $14-$16 General Admission (F/Sa)

    Box Office: (309) 556-3232

    Website: iwu.edu/theatre

    Are gossip and trickery senseless vices? Perhaps not when they provide fodder for Shakespeare’s enduring romantic comedy about two couples’ forays into matters of the heart. Tom Quinn directs one of the Bard’s most beloved and timeless classics.

    • 02/24/2023
    • 03/04/2023
    • 1040 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60607 (UIC Theatre)

    Yerma, By Federico García Lorca, Directed by Edward Torres

    Show Dates: Feb 24—Mar 4, 2023

    Website: https://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/event/yerma-by-federico-garcia-lorca/?mc_cid=a12395bbf2&mc_eid=f4c4a06dbf

    Yerma was written by Federico García Lorca in 1934 on the eve of the Spanish Civil war.  Now a world-famous revolutionary playwright and poet, Lorca was secretly gay and actively socialist and paid with his life for his political beliefs. Yerma is his play exploring the role of women in rural Spain that he called “a tragic poem”. In the original Spanish, the title character Yerma’s name translates to “barren”, and she is –a woman in the prime of her life who has no children. Most of the town’s people blame Yerma for her inability to conceive.  Her struggle is between her duty to her husband Juan, her inner want of a child and her shame. Unlike a man, who has the land and his work, a woman has nothing but the care of a child to get her through the day, and she is haunted by her desperate desire for motherhood until this obsession drives her into madness. This is a new translation/adaptation by playwright Melinda Lopez. 

    Post-Show Talks: 02/26

    Post-Show Topics: Our Bodies, Our Selves, Our Society

    • 03/22/2023
    • 03/26/2023
    • 2 Ames Plaza East, Bloomington, IL 61701 (E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre)

    TINTYPES, Conceived by Mary Kyte with Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle, Musical and Vocal Arrangements by Mel Marvin, Orchestration and Vocal Arrangements by John McKinney

    Show Run: March 22-26, 2023

    Tickets: $5 IWU Students, Faculty, and Staff, $7 General Admission

    Box Office: (309) 556-3232

    Website: iwu.edu/theatre

    Set amid a wave of immigration and innovation at the turn of the 20th century, Tintypes is a pastiche of Americana set in the shadow of World War I. Guest director Andy Kreiss (BFA Music Theatre ‘86) directs this heart-warming, Tony Award-winning musical revue featuring toe-tapping tunes from the era by John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin and Victor Herbert, to name a few.


    Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

    • 04/05/2023
    • 04/09/2023
    • 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455 (Hainline Theatre)

    CABARET, Book by Joe Masteroff, Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, Music by John Kander & Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Directed by Courtney Crouse

    Tickets: $15

    Show Run: April 5 – 8 at 7:30 PM, April 9 at 2:00 PM

    Box Office: (309) 298-2900

    Website: wiu.edu/cofac/theatre

    • 04/12/2023
    • 04/16/2023
    • 2 Ames Plaza East, Bloomington, IL 61701 (Jerome Mirza Theatre)

    FACULTY CHOREOGRAPHED DANCE CONCERT

    Show Run: April 12-16, 2023

    Tickets: $5 IWU Students, Faculty, and Staff, $12-14 General Admission (W/Th/Su), $14-16 General Admission (F/Sa)

    Box Office: (309) 556-3232

    Website: iwu.edu/theatre

    Celebrate spring with our biennial repertory dance concert, featuring SoTA students performing choreography by our talented faculty and an esteemed guest artist!

    • 04/14/2023
    • 04/22/2023
    • 1040 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60607 (UIC Theatre)

    The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit, By by Stacey Rose, Directed by Ken-Matt Martin

    Show Dates: April 14—22, 2023

    Website: https://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/event/the-danger-a-homage-to-strange-fruit-by-stacey-rose/?mc_cid=a12395bbf2&mc_eid=f4c4a06dbf

    Winner of the 2015 Rita Goldberg Prize, The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit, is a theatrical symphony in four movements. Inspired by the mysterious death of Lennon Lacy in Bladenboro, NC, it is a dystopic ghost play that contemplates the legacy of violence against Black bodies in America. The play follows interracial couple He and She into the world of The Station, a long-ago abandoned rail station waiting room, an in-between place. The Station houses Black souls who left the earth in violent ways, and who constantly seek their way home. A kaleidoscope of African-American history featuring fragments of choral chants, choreography, poetry and musical summoning of spirits by the mystical goddess and trickster GYP, The Danger leads He and She on a perilous journey to find their place in the world.  

    Post-Show Talks: 04/16

    Post-Show Topics: Violence, Legacy, and the Spirit

    • 04/21/2023
    • 7:30 PM
    • 04/22/2023
    • 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455 (Simpkins Theatre)

    THE GULF, By Audrey Cefaly, Directed by Hadley Kamminga-Peck

    Tickets: $5

    Show Run: April 21 & 22 at 7:30 PM

    Box Office: (309) 298-2900

    Website: wiu.edu/cofac/theatre

    • 04/27/2023
    • 04/30/2023
    • 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455 (Hainline Theatre)

    NEXT WAVE Dance Concert, Directed by Donald Laney

    Tickets: $15

    Show Run: April 27 – 29 at 7:30 PM,  April 30 at 2:00 PM

    Box Office: (309) 298-2900

    Website: wiu.edu/cofac/theatre

    • 05/05/2023
    • 7:30 PM
    • 05/06/2023
    • 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455 (Simpkins Theatre)

    BYOP (Bring Your Own Play), Directed by Adam Lewis

    Tickets: $5

    Show Run: May 5 & 6 at 7:30 PM

    Box Office: (309) 298-2900

    Website: wiu.edu/cofac/theatre


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