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November 2019

Sweat by Lynn Nottage

Date:
Tuesday, November 12th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sweat by Lynn Nottage Directed by Lori Adams   SYNOPSIS Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoff and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. LOCATION Westhoff Theatre on the Illinois State University Campus…

Sweat by Lynn Nottage

Date:
Wednesday, November 13th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sweat by Lynn Nottage Directed by Lori Adams   SYNOPSIS Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoff and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. LOCATION Westhoff Theatre on the Illinois State University Campus…

Fall Dance Concert

Date:
Wednesday, November 20th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

PERFORMANCES November 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. November 23 at 2 p.m. LOCATION Illinois State University Center for the Performing Arts Theatre TICKETS Tickets are available at the Center for Performing Arts Box Office at 309-438-2535 Students and seniors - $12 Adults - $17

Fall Dance Concert

Date:
Thursday, November 21st
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

PERFORMANCES November 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. November 23 at 2 p.m. LOCATION Illinois State University Center for the Performing Arts Theatre TICKETS Tickets are available at the Center for Performing Arts Box Office at 309-438-2535 Students and seniors - $12 Adults - $17

Fall Dance Concert

Date:
Friday, November 22nd
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

PERFORMANCES November 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. November 23 at 2 p.m. LOCATION Illinois State University Center for the Performing Arts Theatre TICKETS Tickets are available at the Center for Performing Arts Box Office at 309-438-2535 Students and seniors - $12 Adults - $17

Fall Dance Concert

Date:
Saturday, November 23rd
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PERFORMANCES November 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. November 23 at 2 p.m. LOCATION Illinois State University Center for the Performing Arts Theatre TICKETS Tickets are available at the Center for Performing Arts Box Office at 309-438-2535 Students and seniors - $12 Adults - $17

February 2020

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter

Date:
Friday, February 14th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter Directed by David Prete SYNOPSIS It's the summer of '69 and the death of music icon Judy Garland has emboldened her gay followers. A routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts in to a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. That's the well-known, oft-rehearsed myth of Stonewall, anyhow. Smash that myth against the vivid theatrical imagination of playwright Ike Holter, add a howling live rock 'n' roll…

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter

Date:
Saturday, February 15th 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter Directed by David Prete SYNOPSIS It's the summer of '69 and the death of music icon Judy Garland has emboldened her gay followers. A routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts in to a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. That's the well-known, oft-rehearsed myth of Stonewall, anyhow. Smash that myth against the vivid theatrical imagination of playwright Ike Holter, add a howling live rock 'n' roll…

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter

Date:
Sunday, February 16th 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter Directed by David Prete SYNOPSIS It's the summer of '69 and the death of music icon Judy Garland has emboldened her gay followers. A routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts in to a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. That's the well-known, oft-rehearsed myth of Stonewall, anyhow. Smash that myth against the vivid theatrical imagination of playwright Ike Holter, add a howling live rock 'n' roll…

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter

Date:
Tuesday, February 18th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter Directed by David Prete SYNOPSIS It's the summer of '69 and the death of music icon Judy Garland has emboldened her gay followers. A routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts in to a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. That's the well-known, oft-rehearsed myth of Stonewall, anyhow. Smash that myth against the vivid theatrical imagination of playwright Ike Holter, add a howling live rock 'n' roll…

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter

Date:
Wednesday, February 19th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter Directed by David Prete SYNOPSIS It's the summer of '69 and the death of music icon Judy Garland has emboldened her gay followers. A routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts in to a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. That's the well-known, oft-rehearsed myth of Stonewall, anyhow. Smash that myth against the vivid theatrical imagination of playwright Ike Holter, add a howling live rock 'n' roll…

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter

Date:
Thursday, February 20th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter Directed by David Prete SYNOPSIS It's the summer of '69 and the death of music icon Judy Garland has emboldened her gay followers. A routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts in to a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. That's the well-known, oft-rehearsed myth of Stonewall, anyhow. Smash that myth against the vivid theatrical imagination of playwright Ike Holter, add a howling live rock 'n' roll…

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter

Date:
Friday, February 21st 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter Directed by David Prete SYNOPSIS It's the summer of '69 and the death of music icon Judy Garland has emboldened her gay followers. A routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts in to a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. That's the well-known, oft-rehearsed myth of Stonewall, anyhow. Smash that myth against the vivid theatrical imagination of playwright Ike Holter, add a howling live rock 'n' roll…

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter

Date:
Saturday, February 22nd 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Hit The Wall by Ike Holter Directed by David Prete SYNOPSIS It's the summer of '69 and the death of music icon Judy Garland has emboldened her gay followers. A routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts in to a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. That's the well-known, oft-rehearsed myth of Stonewall, anyhow. Smash that myth against the vivid theatrical imagination of playwright Ike Holter, add a howling live rock 'n' roll…

Guys and Dolls by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Date:
Friday, February 28th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Guys and Dolls book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser Directed by Jimmy Chrismon SYNOPSIS New York’s most infamous crap game organizer, Nathan Detroit, hoping for a big pay day, challenges notorious gambler Sky Masterson to a bet he’s sure he’ll win: take mission girl Sarah Brown to dinner in Havana, Cuba. Sky accepts and pursues the known prude, seemingly hopelessly, while Nathan deals with his own situation - his 14-year fiancée, Adelaide, who’s…

Guys and Dolls by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Date:
Saturday, February 29th 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guys and Dolls book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser Directed by Jimmy Chrismon SYNOPSIS New York’s most infamous crap game organizer, Nathan Detroit, hoping for a big pay day, challenges notorious gambler Sky Masterson to a bet he’s sure he’ll win: take mission girl Sarah Brown to dinner in Havana, Cuba. Sky accepts and pursues the known prude, seemingly hopelessly, while Nathan deals with his own situation - his 14-year fiancée, Adelaide, who’s…

March 2020

Guys and Dolls by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Date:
Sunday, March 1st 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guys and Dolls book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser Directed by Jimmy Chrismon SYNOPSIS New York’s most infamous crap game organizer, Nathan Detroit, hoping for a big pay day, challenges notorious gambler Sky Masterson to a bet he’s sure he’ll win: take mission girl Sarah Brown to dinner in Havana, Cuba. Sky accepts and pursues the known prude, seemingly hopelessly, while Nathan deals with his own situation - his 14-year fiancée, Adelaide, who’s…

Guys and Dolls by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Date:
Tuesday, March 3rd 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Guys and Dolls book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser Directed by Jimmy Chrismon SYNOPSIS New York’s most infamous crap game organizer, Nathan Detroit, hoping for a big pay day, challenges notorious gambler Sky Masterson to a bet he’s sure he’ll win: take mission girl Sarah Brown to dinner in Havana, Cuba. Sky accepts and pursues the known prude, seemingly hopelessly, while Nathan deals with his own situation - his 14-year fiancée, Adelaide, who’s…

Guys and Dolls by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Date:
Wednesday, March 4th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Guys and Dolls book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser Directed by Jimmy Chrismon SYNOPSIS New York’s most infamous crap game organizer, Nathan Detroit, hoping for a big pay day, challenges notorious gambler Sky Masterson to a bet he’s sure he’ll win: take mission girl Sarah Brown to dinner in Havana, Cuba. Sky accepts and pursues the known prude, seemingly hopelessly, while Nathan deals with his own situation - his 14-year fiancée, Adelaide, who’s…

Guys and Dolls by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Date:
Thursday, March 5th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Guys and Dolls book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser Directed by Jimmy Chrismon SYNOPSIS New York’s most infamous crap game organizer, Nathan Detroit, hoping for a big pay day, challenges notorious gambler Sky Masterson to a bet he’s sure he’ll win: take mission girl Sarah Brown to dinner in Havana, Cuba. Sky accepts and pursues the known prude, seemingly hopelessly, while Nathan deals with his own situation - his 14-year fiancée, Adelaide, who’s…

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Date:
Friday, March 27th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe Directed by Kelsey Fisher-Waits SYNOPSIS Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. PERFORMANCES March 27, 28, 31 April 1, 2,…

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Date:
Saturday, March 28th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe Directed by Kelsey Fisher-Waits SYNOPSIS Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. PERFORMANCES March 27, 28, 31 April 1, 2,…

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Date:
Sunday, March 29th 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe Directed by Kelsey Fisher-Waits SYNOPSIS Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. PERFORMANCES March 27, 28, 31 April 1, 2,…

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Date:
Tuesday, March 31st 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe Directed by Kelsey Fisher-Waits SYNOPSIS Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. PERFORMANCES March 27, 28, 31 April 1, 2,…

April 2020

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Date:
Wednesday, April 1st 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe Directed by Kelsey Fisher-Waits SYNOPSIS Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. PERFORMANCES March 27, 28, 31 April 1, 2,…

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Date:
Thursday, April 2nd 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe Directed by Kelsey Fisher-Waits SYNOPSIS Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. PERFORMANCES March 27, 28, 31 April 1, 2,…

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Date:
Friday, April 3rd 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe Directed by Kelsey Fisher-Waits SYNOPSIS Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. PERFORMANCES March 27, 28, 31 April 1, 2,…

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Date:
Saturday, April 4th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe Directed by Kelsey Fisher-Waits SYNOPSIS Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. PERFORMANCES March 27, 28, 31 April 1, 2,…

1984 by George Orwell

Date:
Friday, April 10th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

1984 by George Orwell Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William Miles, Jr. Directed by John Tovar SYNOPSIS This authorized stage adaptation is true to the novel in which Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. As your cast presents the play, you will be participating in a theatrical event that is both powerful and disturbingly provocative. Orwell…

1984 by George Orwell

Date:
Saturday, April 11th 2020
Times:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

1984 by George Orwell Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William Miles, Jr. Directed by John Tovar SYNOPSIS This authorized stage adaptation is true to the novel in which Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. As your cast presents the play, you will be participating in a theatrical event that is both powerful and disturbingly provocative. Orwell…

1984 by George Orwell

Date:
Saturday, April 11th 2020
Times:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

1984 by George Orwell Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William Miles, Jr. Directed by John Tovar SYNOPSIS This authorized stage adaptation is true to the novel in which Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. As your cast presents the play, you will be participating in a theatrical event that is both powerful and disturbingly provocative. Orwell…

1984 by George Orwell

Date:
Tuesday, April 14th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

1984 by George Orwell Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William Miles, Jr. Directed by John Tovar SYNOPSIS This authorized stage adaptation is true to the novel in which Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. As your cast presents the play, you will be participating in a theatrical event that is both powerful and disturbingly provocative. Orwell…

1984 by George Orwell

Date:
Wednesday, April 15th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

1984 by George Orwell Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William Miles, Jr. Directed by John Tovar SYNOPSIS This authorized stage adaptation is true to the novel in which Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. As your cast presents the play, you will be participating in a theatrical event that is both powerful and disturbingly provocative. Orwell…

1984 by George Orwell

Date:
Thursday, April 16th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

1984 by George Orwell Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William Miles, Jr. Directed by John Tovar SYNOPSIS This authorized stage adaptation is true to the novel in which Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. As your cast presents the play, you will be participating in a theatrical event that is both powerful and disturbingly provocative. Orwell…

1984 by George Orwell

Date:
Friday, April 17th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

1984 by George Orwell Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William Miles, Jr. Directed by John Tovar SYNOPSIS This authorized stage adaptation is true to the novel in which Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. As your cast presents the play, you will be participating in a theatrical event that is both powerful and disturbingly provocative. Orwell…

1984 by George Orwell

Date:
Saturday, April 18th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

1984 by George Orwell Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William Miles, Jr. Directed by John Tovar SYNOPSIS This authorized stage adaptation is true to the novel in which Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. As your cast presents the play, you will be participating in a theatrical event that is both powerful and disturbingly provocative. Orwell…

Spring Dance Concert

Date:
Thursday, April 23rd 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

PERFORMANCES April 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. April 25, 26 at 2 p.m. LOCATION Westhoff Theatre on the campus of Illinois State University TICKETS Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at (309) 438-2535. Students and seniors: $10 Adults - $12

Spring Dance Concert

Date:
Friday, April 24th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

PERFORMANCES April 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. April 25, 26 at 2 p.m. LOCATION Westhoff Theatre on the campus of Illinois State University TICKETS Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at (309) 438-2535. Students and seniors: $10 Adults - $12

Spring Dance Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 25th 2020
Times:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

PERFORMANCES April 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. April 25, 26 at 2 p.m. LOCATION Westhoff Theatre on the campus of Illinois State University TICKETS Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at (309) 438-2535. Students and seniors: $10 Adults - $12

Spring Dance Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 25th 2020
Times:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

PERFORMANCES April 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. April 25, 26 at 2 p.m. LOCATION Westhoff Theatre on the campus of Illinois State University TICKETS Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at (309) 438-2535. Students and seniors: $10 Adults - $12

Spring Dance Concert

Date:
Sunday, April 26th 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PERFORMANCES April 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. April 25, 26 at 2 p.m. LOCATION Westhoff Theatre on the campus of Illinois State University TICKETS Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at (309) 438-2535. Students and seniors: $10 Adults - $12