2023 – 2024 Season


September, 2023

Elgin Fringe Festival

Couples is a terrifically funny and sharp-eyed look at modern marriage by Sean Grennan, Dr. Sharon Mercer, a marriage counselor, runs a “group” session in which three couples meet virtually. We get to know the issues that are affecting each marriage. Gripes are aired, problems are revealed, advice is dispensed, and surprise alliances form as each marriage reaches its best outcome.

Prodigal Son

September 15 to 24, 2023

Elgin Art Showcase

Prodigal Son is the autobiographical story of author John Patrick Shanley as a 15 year old in the 1960s at a private prep school in New Hampshire. He is a rough, troubled, and brilliant youth from a blue-collar family in the Bronx. With the correct guidance could he do great things, or is he a lost cause?

It’s A Wonderful Life

November  10 to 19, 2023

Elgin Art Showcase

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Follow the life of George Bailey’s in this retelling of the story by the Elgin Theatre Company.

Filumena: A Marriage Italian Style

February 9 to 25, 2024

Elgin Art Showcase

Filumena has lived with Domenico for years, but is about to be tossed a side for a younger woman. So when she pretends to be dying and invites him into a “deathbed marriage,” things to start to go awry as she miraculously stays alive. This is a comedy about family, forgiveness, and reinvention. It’s a tale about marriage Italian style.

Laughter on the 23rd Floor canceled

The production of this play scheduled for May 3 to 19, 2024, has been canceled.

Elgin Art Showcase

Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon focuses on the star and writers of a TV comedy-variety show in the 1950s. it
was inspired by Simon’s own early career experience as a junior TV writer.

For Couples only

For information about the dates, times, and location of this.production contact the Elgin Fringe Festival directly.

Tickets for this production are available only from the Elgin Fringe Festival and NOT ETC.

For all plays other than Couples

All productions are scheduled for the Elgin Art Showcase. Time and location information is:

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM

Elgin Art Showcase | 164 Division Street – Eighth Floor | Elgin, IL

Sunday performances will be sign acted for the deaf and hard of hearing.

All tickets are general admission (no reserved seats).

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