Elmhurst College Theatre at the Mill

Current Season


She Loves Me
Book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, music by Jerry Bock, directed by Frank Del Guidice, music direction by Scott Uddenberg, choreography by Amy Lyn McDonald

From the team that brought us Fiddler on the Roof, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, comes the wonderfully human and innocently romantic musical She Loves Me. This play takes place
in a 1930’s Budapest Parfumerie. Adult pen pals form a loving relationship without knowing that they are also coworkers. As they spar in the shop, their love grows in their letters. There is
comedy, tragedy and memorable songs in this lovely, heartwarming fable.

October 9–11 and October 16–19
Thursday–Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle
By Bertolt Brecht, directed by Janice Pohl

The Caucasus mountains of Russia serve as a setting for this highly theatrical exploration of morality, ethics and survival. Written on the heels of World War II, Brecht’s epic parable pushes us into the chaos and aftermath of civil war. Amidst the turbulence, a governor’s wife abandons her child and a servant cares for it. When peace subsides, a corrupt judge tries to determine which of the women is the true mother. In a contest of might vs. right, who wins?

November 13–15 and November 20–23
Thursday–Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

An Evening of Dance
A collaborative showcase of dance, featuring the choreography of both faculty and students. Evening of Dance sells out fast, so order your tickets early.

December 6–7
Saturday–Sunday, 7:00 p.m., $5

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

January 30
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
Admission is free

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, book by John Gordon, directed by Scott Uddenberg and Amy Lyn McDonald

Nothing ever seems to go right for “Good ‘ol Charlie Brown”, the central character in the Charles M. Schulz classic comic strip “Peanuts.” Charlie Brown can’t seem to fly a kite, pitch a winning
baseball game, or kick a football. It was with this inspiration that writer/composer Clark Gesner created the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Come and relive some memories of your childhood by spending an average day in the life of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang.

February 6–8 and February 12–15
Thursday–Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

No Exit
By Jean-Paul Sartre, directed by Gina Berceau

Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit brings to the stage an incredibly compelling and uncomfortably relatable story about three people trapped in Hell. Garcin, Inès and Estelle discover how much a life without true courage, forgiveness and empathy can weigh on a soul. With nothing to do but talk with one another for the rest of eternity, Hell is other people.

March 12–14
Thursday–Saturday, 8:00 p.m., $5

The Last Cyclist
Based on a cabaret written in the Terezín Ghetto in 1944 by Karel Švenk, reconstructed and reimagined By Naomi Patz, directed by Andrew Behling

The time is 1944. The place is Czechoslovakia. A community of artists in the Terezín Ghetto hold open rehearsals for their play, The Last Cyclist, determined to demonstrate their resilience and protest the totalitarianism that has robbed them of everything. This gallows-humor cabaret mercilessly lampoons the Nazi regime and the absurdity of all hatred.

April 23–26 and April 30, May 1–2
Thursday–Saturday 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 2:00 p.m.

An Evening of Dance
A collaborative showcase of dance, featuring the choreography of both faculty and students. Evening of Dance sells out fast, so order your tickets early.

May 16–17
Saturday–Sunday, 7:00 p.m., $5

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


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