Moraine Valley’s Academic Theater department is known for showcasing cutting edge theater, produced by award winning faculty and featuring statement 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.

 

2021 Series

Tickets for all theater productions are $12 unless otherwise indicated.

Pandemic"How to Survive a Pandemic"
Co-conceived by Jenni Lamb and Craig Rosen
Created by the ensemble
Directed by Craig Rosen
Writing consultant Jenni Lamb

Nov. 11-14
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

This new play to be written by the cast under the supervision of Jenni Lamb is a theatrical tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral look at the end of days. Jenni will work with the cast to devise and co-create a new work exploring where we were and where we are now.

OPEN AUDITIONS

Monday, Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center

Sign up in advance in F150, Fine and Performing Arts Center, or contact Dr. Craig Rosen at rosen@morainevalley.edu.

Call Backs
Tuesday, Sept. 28

Rehearsals begin early October.

  • For the audition, please prepare a short monologue.
  • People of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds are strongly encouraged to audition.
  • Callbacks will consist of readings from the script.

Students may receive college credit, if cast.

Performances
The show will be performed Nov. 11-14 in the Dorothy Menker Theater.

BOYBOY
by Anna Ziegler

Feb. 25-March 6
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater

Inspired by a true story, BOY explores the complicated terrain of trying to find love in a new body, and the inextricable bonds between doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold.

BOY is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

"Expect it to be a long while before there's another play more rewarding, more moving, and more magical than BOY."
– Talkin' Broadway

EurydiceEurydice
By Sarah Ruhl

April 29-May 8
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater

Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love.

Eurydice is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen

July 21-24, 2022
Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Outside at the Gateway
Free admission

Join us for the 18th season of Shakespeare under the Stars with one of the Bard’s most uproarious comedies, filled with thorny love triangles, mistaken identities and unrequited love. Unrestrained madness and hilarity prevail in one of Shakespeare’s most unforgettable comedies.