2012-2013 Theatre Productions
Another exciting season at EC!
"Five Women Wearing the Same Dress"
August 30 - September 1
Ball -- Directed by EC senior Becky Collins
The play is a comedy set at the home of the bride in Knoxville,
Tennessee during the newly married couple's overdone wedding
reception. The five bridesmaids have found refuge in the room of
Meredith, the sister of the bride. The women come to realize, among
other things, that they, despite their differences, have more in
common with each other than any of them do with the bride. Lots of adult language and content, and brief partial nudity. Rated R
"The Man Who Came to Dinner"
by: George S. Kaufman
and Moss Hart -- Directed by: Holly Rocke
The Man Who Came to Dinner is a comedy in three acts. Set in the
small town of Mesalia, Ohio in the weeks leading to Christmas in the
1930s -- we find the famously outlandish radio wit Sheridan Whiteside
of New York City was invited to dine at the house of rich factory
owner Ernest W. Stanley and his family. However, before Whiteside
enters the house, he slips on a patch of ice outside the front door
and injures his hip. Chaos ensues. Rated G
"A Kind of Alaska"
by: Harold Pinter -- Directed
by: Rhys Lovell
A middle-aged woman named Deborah, who has been in a comatose state
for thirty years as a result of contracting sleeping sickness,
encephalitis lethargica, awakes with a mind still that of a
sixteen-year-old. She must confront a body which seems to have aged
without her prior knowledge or consent. Her sister Pauline and
Pauline's husband, Hornby, who has been Deborah's devoted doctor over
these 3 decades and who may have fallen in love with her, attempt
gently to ease her back to her current reality, while withholding some
of the more jarring information. Rated PG
by: Craig Wright -- Directed by
EC senior Erin Cochran
This play is by turns poetic and comic, romantic and philosophical.
Peter returns to his twenty-year high-school reunion with dreams of
winning back Kari, the girl he left behind after an unexpected
pregnancy ended their relationship. Rated PG
"Myth and Bricks"
by: Dustin Robert Blackeman -- Directed (and starring) EC senior Jarrod Barth
This one act play bears the inscription "For my father, who taught me
to ask the hard questions and keep the answers to myself." A man
talks to a brick, or is it a brick? Rated PG
Little Red Devils Improv Show
This student run Improv show is a culmination of the work students
have done to hone their skills.
"Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson"
Music and Lyrics
by: Michael Friedman; book by: Alex Timbers - Directed by Marty
The show is a comedic Wild West rock musical about the founding of the
Democratic Party. It redefines Andrew Jackson, America's seventh
President, as an Emo rock star and focuses on populism, the Indian
Removal Act, and his relationship with his wife Rachel. However, very
little (if any) of the play is based on historical fact -- something
which will be discussed in length before and after the show. Rated R
Come to the interactive dance concert performed by the Dance Methods
Olio Cemetery Walk
In conjunction with the Woodford County Historical Society, students
will perform theatrical renditions of the exciting life of those who
have lived in the area!
Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop
May 20 - June 7
Entering into it's 9th year, this workshop will train actors in the safe performance of theatrical weapons. Open to all skill levels.