Nicki Blowers
Technical Supervisor, Theatre
Office: K-1002
Phone: (815) 280-2200

Rita Monroe
Fine Arts Department Secretary
Office: K-2011
Phone: (815) 280-2223
Fax: (815) 280-6739

2007 - 2008 Theatre Productions 

" How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying " production 

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By Lee Blessing
October 4 - October 7

Described by playwright Lee Blessing as a "metaphysical farce," this comedy picks up where Shakespeare’s Hamlet left off. Fortinbras, a character so minor in Shakespeare’s tragedy that he is often eliminated in many performances, arrives to find the entire Danish royal family dead (they become very interesting ghosts) and himself as the new ruler of Denmark. One of Time’s Ten Best Plays for 1991, Fortinbras is relevant to today’s political climate, cleverly posing questions about authority and leadership.

Directed by Clay Kirkland

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The Runner Stumbles

By Milan Stitt
November 8 - 11

A young nun dies under mysterious circumstances and her superior, Father Rivard, is charged with her murder. Through interrogations, testimony and flashbacks, we see the circumstances that lead to their unusual relationship, and ultimately, the murder of Sister Rita. In an explosive and surprising climax, the extent of their relationship, as well as the sacrifices they make, becomes clear as the identity of the murderer is revealed.

Directed by Nicki Blowers

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How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert
Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
February 28 - 29
March 1 - 2

Long before The Office and Office Space, this delightfully irreverent musical satirized big business by following the rise of J.Pierpont Finch, a lowly window washer who climbs the corporate ladder by relying on a how-to-book entitled How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Enjoy the adventures of this sly anti-hero and a variety of quirky characters as they encounter workplace nepotism, a wild office party, backstabbing, caffeine addiction, and of course, true love.

Directed by Zachary Bloomfield with music direction by Sue Malmberg.

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By Bryony Lavery
April 17 - 20

With a breathtaking script, Frozen introduces us to a serial killer, the mother of one of his young victims, and a psychiatrist conducting research on the criminal mind. Singularly and collectively, these three characters allow us to examine the human capacity for forgiveness, remorse, and change. Winner of the 1998 Barclay Award (UK) for Best New Play and 2004 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play.

Directed by Clay Kirkland

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