Elmhurst College Theatre at the Mill

Current Season

2013–2014

Noises Off
Writtten by Michael Frayn, directed by Alan Weiger
A British troupe presenting a new bedroom farce finds chaos in all the wrong places. A final dress rehearsal, a performance and closing night reveal on-stage hijinks and backstage relationships in this play-within-the-play. Winner of multiple awards on Broadway and London's West End, this crisply written farce is a figurative and literal riot.

September 26–28 and October 3–6
Thursday–Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

Jazz at the Mill
Performances by the Elmhurst College Jazz Lab Band and vocal jazz ensemble, Blue, on Thursday and the Elmhurst College Jazz Band and vocal jazz ensemble, Late Night Blues, on Friday.

October 31–November 1
Thursday–Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Phaedra
Writtten by Jean Racine, directed by Janice Pohl
Amidst the power struggle of ancient Greece erupts a tale of illicit passion, a morbid love triangle that threatens to destroy the Athenian royal family. Rich with powerful poetry, political rivalry and deadly sexual jealousy, the classic Phaedra is a shocking, thrilling and memorable evening of theatre.

November 14–16 and November 21–24
Thursday–Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

Electric Guitar Ensemble
Directed by Mike Pinto

November 26
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

An Evening of Dance
A collaborative dance showcase featuring choreography by faculty and students.

December 7–8
Saturday–Sunday, 7:00 p.m.

Middle Eastern Dance Concert
Members of the Elmhurst College Middle Eastern Dance, Through History to Today class will share both the dance and percussion performances. The evening will feature diverse dances of Egypt, Turkey, Morocco and Persia. 

January 31
Friday, 7:00 p.m., Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
Admission is free

Light Opera Workshop
Students from music and theatre come together to present the 2014 Light Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop. The program features Elmhurst College students performing an offering of beguiling and entertaining gems from opera and musical theatre. The performance will be sure to delight audiences of all ages.

February 2
Sunday, 3:00 pm. Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
Admission is free

Gruesome Playground Injuries
By Rajiv Joseph, directed by Amanda Wicklund
This dark comedy of friendship tells the story of Doug and Kayleen and their unconventional connection. Milestones are marked by the injuries they accumulate over their 30 years of companionship. Witness and explore the calamities and absurdities of love and the human condition.

February 6–8
Thursday–Saturday, 8:00 p.m.

Isn’t It Romantic
By Wendy Wasserstein, directed by Frank Del Giudice
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein introduces Janie and Harriet, two post-college classmates who differ in most ways. The two deal with overbearing parents, love, sex and relationships—all while finding their individual identities, career paths and attempting to maintain a friendship. This is a funny and touching story about the journey to the personal responsibility of adulthood. 

March 13–15 and March 20–22
Thursday–Saturday, 8:00 p.m.

Electric Guitar Ensemble
Directed by Mike Pinto

April 8
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Dames at Sea
Book and Lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller; music by Jim Wise; directed by Scott Uddenberg and Amy Lyn McDonald
The season ends as we began, with a play in rehearsal. This time we’re on Broadway, complete with a temperamental star, a small town girl with nothing but tap shoes and a dream, and a director needing a hit show before his theater is demolished. Add a chorus of sailors and dames for what the NY Times called “a little gem of a musical” in the style of legendary director Busby Berkeley.

May 1–3 and May 8–10
Thursday–Saturday
Saturday, May 3, performances at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.
All other performances 8:00 p.m.

An Evening of Dance
A collaborative dance showcase featuring choreography by faculty and students.

May 12–13
Monday–Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.

Jazz at the Mill
Performances by the Elmhurst College Jazz Lab Band and vocal jazz ensemble, Blue, on Wednesday and the Elmhurst College Jazz Band and vocal jazz ensemble, Late Night Blues, on Thursday.

May 14–15
Wednesday–Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

An Evening of One-Act Plays
Explore a range of distinct theatrical moments! Students of the directing class will each stage a short one-act play. Come enjoy the work of student directors and actors.

May 17–18
Saturday–Sunday, 8:00 p.m.

All performances are held in the Mill Theatre unless otherwise noted.

 



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