2019 – 2020 Season

ETC’s 2019 – 2020 season contains four exciting productions with something for everyone!

An Elgin Old Tyme Holiday Radio Show 3

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

Directed by: Brian Scholz

For the past two Christmas seasons ETC has garnered much acclaim for its old tyme radio shows. Once again ETC will celebrate the holidays with a brand-new lineup of classic radio programs:

  • Our Miss Brooks – The Magic Christmas Tree – Miss Brooks is prepared to spend Christmas Eve alone with her cat Minerva. A surprise visitor unexpectedly changes everything.
  • Jack Benny – Christmas In New York – 1938 – Jack decides to spend Christmas and the ten days before the holiday in New York City. The ensuing goings on are hilarious!
  • Fibber McGee and Molly – Best Christmas Decorations – Fibber has never before won a prize for the best Christmas home decoration competition. His antics will keep you laughing.

Greet the holiday season with our nostalgic radio broadcast!

Suite Surrender

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

Written by: Michael McKeever
Directed by: Julie Price

Synopsis: It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel with their assistants, luggage, and legendary feud in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance until they are somehow assigned to the same suite!

Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious love letter to the classic farces of the Thirties and Forties.

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



The Tin Woman

All performances of The Tin Woman have been cancelled

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

Written by: Sean Grennan
Directed by: Richard Pahl

Synopsis: In that most idealized period of 20th-century America, the Eisenhower years of the 1950s, the Pazinski family has a lot going on in their cramped Buffalo apartment. The youngest of the bunch, 12-year-old Rudy, is a smart, wise-cracking kid who’s starting to question family values and the Roman Catholic Church. When Rudy goes up against the ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa and announces that instead of being confirmed he’d rather shop around for a more “fun” religion, all hell breaks loose. A warm and hilarious look at family, growing up, and God.

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

A Doll’s House Part 2

All performances of A Doll’s House Part 2 have been cancelled

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

Written by: Lucas Hnath
Directed by:

In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterpiece, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age.

In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind? This show provokes explosive laughter while posing thoughtful questions about marriage, gender inequality, and human rights.

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

Location and curtain time for all plays

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

Friday and Saturday performances start at 8:00 pm and Sunday performances start at 2:00 pm

Interpreted performances

Many Sunday performances, and occasionally some other weekend performances, will be sign acted for the hearing impaired. See each show description above for exact sign acting  dates.

Elgin Fringe Festival performances

In addition to the ETC’s main stage performances listed above, ETC performs at the Elgin Fringe Festival. All information about these performances is available from the Elgin Fringe Festival. This includes the performance date(s), time(s), and location(s). Tickets are available ONLY from FRINGE CENTRAL IN DOWNTOWN ELGIN AT 15 ZIEGLER CT., ELGIN, IL 60120 or email elginfringefestival@gmail.com. NO TICKETS ARE EVER SOLD AT ANY OF THE PERFORMANCE SITES.

Information about ETC’s 2019 Elgin Fringe Festival production.

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