Current season

An Elgin Old Tyme Holiday Radio Show 3

Directed by Brian Scholz

November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24, 2019


Bring the family to enjoy Elgin radio shows as they really were. ETC will present three different classic radio programs:


  • Our Miss Brooks - The Magic Christmas Tree - Miss Brooks is prepared to spend the Christmas Eve with just her cat Minerva. Suddenly a surprise visitor changes the total picture.

  • Jack Benny - Christmas In New York - 1938 - Jack has decided to spend Christmas and the ten days before this holiday in New York City. The ensuing goings on are hilarious.

  • Fibber McGee and Molly - Best Christmas Decorations - Fibber has never ever won a prize for the best home Christmas decoration competition. The antics he performs will keep you laughing.

A bit of nostalgic radio revisited for the holidays.

Suite Surrender

By Michael McKeever

Directed by Julie Price

January 24, 25, 26, 31, February 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9, 2020


It's 1942, and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel, assistants, luggage, and a legendary feud between the two. All seems in order until they are assigned the same suite. This is one of the great classic comedies of all time. Don't miss totally uproarious hit. You will be screaming with laughter!

Suite Surrender is presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

The Tin Woman

By Sean Grennan

Directed by Richard Pahl

April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, May 1, 2, and 3, 2020


Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. At a friends urging she tracks down the family of the heart donor. Based on a true story. This show uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given a new life

The Tin Woman is presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

A Doll's House Part 2

By Lucas Hnath

Directed by Madeline Franklin

June 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28, 2020


In Part l, Nora, the main character walks out on her family, leaving the care of her three children in the hands of her husband and their maid. This show delivers explosive laughs while also posing thoughtful questions about marriage, gender inequality, and human rights. 15 years after leaving, Nora returns. But why? And what will this mean for those she left behind?

A Doll's House Part 2 is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Location and times

All performances will be held at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St., 8th Floor, Elgin, IL 60120.

Friday and Saturday performances start at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday performances start at 2:00 p.m.

The Elgin Theatre Company is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.