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Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 08:57 am

Stage version of Ken Kesey novel plays at UIS next week

Untitled Document What has to be the most exciting stage show of the fall is the upcoming One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the stage version of the classic 1962 Ken Kesey novel,...
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 02:31 pm

UIS presents a romantic drama by a Pulitzer-winning playwright

Untitled Document Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson, director of the University of Illinois-Springfield theater department’s fall production, Picnic, held rehearsals five nights a ...
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 12:03 pm

Fall offers a rich lineup of plays and musicals

Untitled Document The fall theater season has much to offer. Here is just some of what will be happening on area stages. The season starts off in a big way Sept. 21-23 at the ...
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007 10:40 pm

The weather’s just another challenge for outdoor theater vets

Untitled Document Every year at least one Muni Opera show suffers from the intense summer heat. This year’s victim was Oklahoma!, which ended the Muni season this past week...
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 08:47 am

Age-old love story opens at Theatre in the Park

Untitled Document I have a hunch that one of the highlights of the area’s summer theater will be the rarely seen musical Once on This Island, which opens Friday, July 20, at New...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 04:11 pm

Springfield welcomes a comedy about presidential assassins

Every morning for nearly two years now, I’ve passed a lifelike figure of John Wilkes Booth on my way to work at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. This week, Booth comes to life onstage in...
Thursday, July 6, 2006 07:26 pm

Danger: Adult Content premiers at the Hoogland: Chicago at the Muni

Onstage this week is a two-performance bill of short plays titled Danger: Adult Content, featuring a group of local actors performing 10 short pieces by contemporary American playwright...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 08:00 am

Theatreworks stages the comedic and unsettling drama Stop Kiss

Don’t call Diana Son’s 1998 play Stop Kiss a political piece. It’s a love story. The first time Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson, assistant professor of theater at Illinoi...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005 05:28 pm

"Degrees of Lucky," a one-act play written by the late Judy Dyer, premieres Monday at UIS

“My radiation oncologist cruelly resisted my pleas. I begged him to irradiate the unaffected breast so it would be big and perky and glow in the dark like the one they ...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 11:24 am

Springfield Theatre Centre stages 1939 comedy hit

The Man Who Came to Dinner, the popular comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, opens a five-performance run tonight (Thursday, Sept. 22) at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Back in 1939...

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