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, Staff, $10 Students (with ID) and Children, unless otherwise noted



American Griot

By Reginald Edmund and Ronnie Malley
Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen
Feb. 21-March 3
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater

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American Griot is an original play exploring the often overlooked history of early African Muslims forced into American slavery and the influence they had on what would become the American music genre known as the blues. Told through the lens of Mamadou, an 18th century griot (African storyteller musician), the audience is taken on a musical journey to the crossroads of Africa and America revealing the shared history of Islam and the blues on both continents.




Little Women

Adapted and Directed by Dan Scott
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
April 26-May 5
Friday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. To commemorate the event, Moraine Valley is proud to present a new adaptation of this beloved novel. Follow the March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy – as they navigate the sometimes difficult passage from girlhood into  womanhood. A classic in every sense of the word, Little Women has delighted generations of readers. Watch it come to life on the Moraine Valley stage!



Antony and Cleopatra

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen
July 18-21, 2019
Thursday-Saturday 7 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
Outdoors at the Gateway
Free admission

Antony and Cleopatra ranks among one of Shakespeare’s most epic historical love stories. In the absence of Julius Caesar, this story follows Mark Antony at the height of his political power. The Roman leader becomes captive to his passion for the irresistible Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. Torn between his love affair with Cleopatra and his military obligation to the Roman Empire, Antony must choose between pleasure and virtue. Dealing with politics and power, gossip and scandal, and love and jealousy, Antony and Cleopatra reveals the inevitable drama that comes along with love and war.