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Terminal Cafe

Terminal Cafe

Jacksonville, IL
Life ain't easy for the residents of San Gabriel, NM: the back-breaking work in the company coal mine barely earns enough company scrip to pay rent on the dilapidated company homes.  Folks are barely getting by.  The dawn of World War II seems a blessing.  All of a sudden demand for coal skyrocke...
Sat, Mar 22 2014 7:30 PM Sun, Mar 30 2014 4:00 PM

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Jacksonville, IL
Brecht wrote The Caucasian Chalk Circle as an exile finding haven in America during World War II. He was concerned about how war benefits the rich, the contractors, and those who can gain power by it but often hurts the common folk. Nobility and heroism in this play are found not in the upper cla...
Sat, Nov 2 2013 7:30 PM Sun, Nov 10 2013 4:00 PM

Children of a Lesser God

Children of a Lesser God

Jacksonville, IL
Running for nearly 900 performances on Broadway, Children of a Lesser God is based on the true story of a deaf actress and her hearing husband. Overcoming her initial wariness, James finally wins the heart of the intriguing Sarah. But their happiness splinters under the strain of different needs ...
Sat, Apr 20 2013 7:30 PM Sun, Apr 28 2013 4:00 PM

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine

Jacksonville, IL
The people of Almost, Maine have the same struggles with relationships and dreams of love as anyone else, sort of. It seems as if they are constantly almost finding exactly what they want. The mysteries of the northern lights and distance to the stars twinkling above their heads almost seem to de...
Thu, Feb 14 2013 7:30 PM Sun, Feb 24 2013 3:30 PM

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jacksonville, IL
Athens: The future. Automation and technology have taken over society. Cyber-warrior Theseus struggles to conquer the heart of the woman he is to marry. The teenagers Lysander and Hermia have fallen in love through the virtual reality of cyberspace, but her father insists she marry someone better...
Wed, Oct 31 2012 7:30 PM Sun, Nov 4 2012 4:00 PM

Hairspray

Hairspray

Jacksonville, IL
Welcome to the 60s! Beehives and doo wop have made the 1950s seriously uncool. In Baltimore, big-haired, boisterous Tracy Turnblad dreams of dancing on the hit TV program “The Corny Collins Show” and falling in love with the dreamy Link Larkin. When her African-American friends help her to win a ...
Sat, Mar 24 2012 7:30 PM Sun, Apr 1 2012 5:00 PM

Snapshot

Snapshot

Jacksonville, IL
Actors Theatre of Louisville decided to bring together 17 contemporary playwrights and have them each contribute a monologue or scene to a new play based on a single image: photographer Lee Friedlander’s Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, 1969. The result is “Snapshot,” a work at once funny, surprisin...
Fri, Oct 28 2011 7:30 PM Sun, Nov 6 2011 4:00 PM

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