Moraine Valley’s Academic Theater department is known for showcasing cutting-edge theater, produced by award-winning faculty and featuring students and community members. The theater department produces four performances a year.

The Theater Department at Moraine Valley Community College offers a valuable base from which to launch a theater career in stage, film, television, management, marketing, education, social work, and much more. Learn more about the program.


Adult $15, Seniors 55+ $12, Moraine Valley Faculty and Staff $10, Students $10

2023-24 Season

The American Dream The American Dream

Written by Edward Albee
Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen

Feb. 23-24 and March 1-2, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 25 and March 3, 2024 | 3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater

The American Dream is a comic look at the absurdity of present day America.  Three time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee hilariously and maliciously attacks the artificial, superficial, and cruel society the American Scene has become. Written over 60 years ago, The American Dream has become more relevant as time marches on.

My Children! My Africa!My Children! My Africa!

Written by Athol Fugard
Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen

April 26-27 and May 3-4, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
April 28 and May 5, 2024 | 3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater

The great South African playwright confronts the tragedy of apartheid in his native land in this compelling tale about the efforts of a humble and humane black teacher in a segregated township to persuade just one young person that education, not violence, is the answer to South Africa's problems.

King LearKing Lear

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen

July 18-20, 2024 | 7 p.m.
July 21, 2024 | 5 p.m.
Outdoors at the Gateway
Free and open to the public. No ticket required.

“Once upon a time there was a King, who asked his three daughters which of them loved him the most…”.   This fairy tale beginning devolves into one of the greatest tragedies ever written as King Lear loses his family and friends, with only his faithful Fool by his side.  Join us for the 20th annual Shakespeare Under the Stars as we tackle the Bard’s exploration of sanity, power and family.