All Academic Theater performances are reserved seating in the Dorothy Menker. Theater and general admission in the John and Angeline Oremus Theater. All tickets for Academic Theater productions are: $15 General Public, $12 Seniors, Students, Staff.

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Hair
The American Tribal Love Rock Musical

Book and Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni
Music by Galt MacDermot
Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen
Nov. 3-12
Fridays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m.
Sundays 3 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Moraine Valley Academic Theater takes you back to New York 1967, where a group of young hippies  explore sex, love, and rock ‘n’ roll while fighting for civil rights and the end of the war in Vietnam. This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences remaining relevant and entertaining in today’s world. The first great  rock musical, it has some of the most rousing and soulful songs ever written for the stage, including Let the Sun Shine In, Good Morning Starshine, Aquarius, and the infectious title song, Hair.
Produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler. Originally produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival.

WARNING – Parental discretion is advised.

 

Hand to God

By Robert Askins
Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen
Feb. 23-March 4
Fridays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m.
Sundays 3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater

One dead father, one messed-up family, one girl who just wants to help, one school bully who always gets his own way, one man of the church offering comfort, and one hand puppet who is completely out of control. He’s shocking, dangerous and taking no prisoners. All hell is breaking out in this hilarious and provocative comedy which the New York Times hailed as “flat-out hilarious,” and the New Yorker called “Sesame Street meets The Exorcist.” A left hand can certainly be a dangerous thing.

WARNING – Parental discretion is advised.

 

Rabbit Hole

By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Dan Scott
April 27-May 6
Fridays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m.
Sundays 3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater

Becca and Howard Corbett have everything a family could want until unimaginable tragedy upends their happy world when their 4-year-old son, Danny, is killed in a road accident. Rabbit Hole opens eight months after the accident and is a bittersweet, rich and often funny journey through grief and a family’s struggle to get back to the business of living.

The Winter’s Tale

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen
July 19-22, 2018
Thursday-Saturday 7 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
Outdoors at the Gateway
Free admission

Shakespeare wrote The Winter’s Tale after completing his great tragedies, and this rarely performed play introduced the world to a new genre: the “Problem  Play.” A delusional and paranoid king tears his family apart, but the struggle for redemption yields flickers of hope. A play that mixes comedy, tragedy, adventure, and fantasy, The Winter’s Tale is unlike any other Shakespearean drama. As usual, Shakespeare explores universal themes such as jealousy, pride and  forgiveness.