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.
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.
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.
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.
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.