The Taming of The Fool
Adapted and directed by Thomas Neumann
Based on the works of William Shakespeare
Can Shakespeare’s most sexist play produce a feminist icon? The answer is YES! For in this reimagined take on The Taming of The Shrew, adapted by Director, Thomas Neumann, Katharina is not so easily tamed and in turn tames Petruchio whose one track mind of male dominance is easily overturned by the feminine mystique. With all the same memorable moments and quotes, this re-telling seeks to bring one of the most problematic but well written Shakespeare plays into the 21st century. Don’t miss this video production!
A Doll’s House, Part 2
Written by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Thomas Neumann
In 1879 Nora closed the door on her unhappy marriage by walking out the door and actually leaving her husband and children behind. Now, fifteen years later, Nora returns to put final closure to the parts of her life that were left in limbo. However, when new information becomes known and emotionally loaded accusations come forth Nora is now left with unexpected decisions that must be made. Lucas Hnath’s examination of the original Ibsen characters and the social morays including male/female relationships of this period is even more exciting when brought into the 21st century. This performance will leave you glued to your seat as the final outcome unravels. Nominated for eight Tony awards, this critical drama is a must see for everyone who is desiring to get back to outstanding live theater.
September 3 to 26, 2021
Video streamed as part of the Elgin Fringe Festival
Date, times and location
October 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24, 2021
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM
Elgin Art Showcase | 164 Division Street – Eighth Floor | Elgin, IL
This program is funded in part by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin.
This program is funded in part by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission.
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
For all live performances masks are required for all audience members regardless of vaccination status. Proof of vaccination card or 72 hr. negative covid test must be shown to attend.