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2023-2024 Shows

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Our 62nd Annual 24hr Play Festival

Having randomly selected various themes, tasks, props and characters our
participants must incorporate those selections into original plays. All plays are written, cast,
and rehearsed in the previous 24 hrs and presented for you on this fun filled evening.
Participants Meet on Friday Feb 16 at 8:00pm
Performances on Saturday Feb 17 at 8:00pm.  ONLY $10.

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Curtain Rising 

Mar 1st & 2nd

at 8:00pm

Following last season’s great success, the 2nd annual show will be a thought-provoking program of fully staged reading of short plays that explore a timely, important topic. The goals of the event are to showcase talented playwrights, actors, and directors in the hope of creating connections for further exploration.

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Into the Woods Jr.
Music by Stephen Sondheim’s & Book by James Lapine
March 8th -17th 

Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever.

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One Actor Plays 40 parts in this devastatingly funny one act that follows a day in the life of
Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics—a cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam’s got his own needs to contend with—his recently widowed dad wants him home for Christmas, and he’s up for a choice part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities, and egomaniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself?

Fully Committed 

By Becky Mode

Mar 21,22,23 at 8:00pm

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Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind
By Greg Allen
Apr 12,13,18,19,20 at 8:00pm

aving opened in 1988 and still playing today as the longest-running show in Chicago history,  
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting "30 Plays in 60 Minutes." Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience.

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The Prom 

Book: Chad Beguelin & Bob Martin

Lyrics: Chad Beguelin Music: Matthew Sklar

May 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18 at 8pm

May 5 & 12 at 2pm

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together.

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