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UIS Theatre is proud to present it’s 2015-2016 Season


Fall 2015 Production

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson

Scenic Design by Dathan Powell

Performances: October 30th, 31st, November 1st (Fri, Sat., Sun.) & November 5th, 6th, 7th (Thurs., Fri., Sat.), 2015

The curtain time for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night shows is 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday performance starting at 2 p.m.

Algernon Moncrieff (Algy) and Jack Worthing are young Englishmen who are both looking for a little excitement in their aristocratic lives. To this end, they have each invented alter egos, in order to call themselves away from high society doldrums.  Enter Algy’s aunt, Lady Bracknell, and her daughter, Gwendolyn Fairfax—with whom Jack falls in love. As Jack labors to pass Lady Bracknell’s inspections, Algy has fallen in love with Jack’s ward, Cecily Cardew. Both Gwendolyn and Cecily reveal that any marriage-worthy suitor of theirs must first possess a confidence-inspiring name such as “Earnest.” What follows is a funny, yet perceptive journey for the young men, as they learn who they really are in name and in character.

Spring 2016 Production

DISTRACTED  by Lisa Loomer

Directed by Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson

Scenic Design by Dathan Powell

Performances:  April 22nd, 23rd, 24th (Fri., Sat., Sun.) & April 28th, 29th, 30th (Thurs., Fri., Sat.), 2016

The curtain time for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night shows is 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday performance starting at 2 p.m.

9-year-old Jesse can’t focus at school, can’t sit still, can’t follow directions. Is Jesse simply a typical 9-year-old boy, or is he suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as his teacher suspects? Jesse’s parents clash over this potential diagnosis, their marriage suffers, and Mom struggles to find a solution amid various health professionals–one of whom wants to prescribe Ritalin. Neighbors and friends all seem to have their own diagnoses—and suggested solutions—none of which seem to work for Jesse and his parents. “A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we’ve tuned out what really matters?” – Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

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