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

2008 - 2009 Theatre Productions 

"The Nerd" 

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The Nerd

By Larry Shue
Directed by Tammy Perkins
October 2 - October 5, 2008

One of the funniest plays ever written, the action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he's never met but who saved his life in Vietnam. The visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.

Biloxi Blues

By Neil Simon
Directed by Zachary Bloomfield
November 13 - 16, 2008

Winner of the 1985 Tony Award for best play, Biloxi Blues follows young army recruit Eugene Morris Jerome as he experiences boot camp in 1943 in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this comedy by Neil Simon, Eugene and five other enlisted men encounter a demanding drill instructor, attempt to survive army "food," experience lust and love and, ultimately, become adults.


Book by John-Michael Tebelak Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Directed by Nicki Blowers
February 26 - 28 & March 1, 2009

Godspell, based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked and Pippen), Godspell boasts a string of well-loved songs, including the international hit, "Day By Day." As the cast performs, the parables of Jesus Christ comes humanly and heartingly to life. Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, Godspell is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. It is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time.

The Rimers of Eldritch

By Lanford Wilson
Directed by Clay Kirkland
April 23 - 26, 2009

An early work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson, The Rimers of Eldritch appears to be a simple mystery. Using a mosaic of scenes from the past and present, Wilson does much more, however, than simply reveal a murderer. He closely examines the fabric of life in the tiny, Midwestern village of Eldritch, gradually exposing the lies and secrets of its residents. Winner of the Vernon Rice Award, this off-Broadway success is an eloquent, insightful examination of small town Americana.

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