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Our 2020 Season

An Ideal Husband

By Oscar Wilde


At the distinguished dinner party of British politician Sir Robert Chiltern, an unwelcome guest, Lady Chevely, attempts to blackmail the unwitting host into a fraudulent political scheme by threatening to unveil the depth of his corruption to the world- and worse yet, his wife. Enlisting the help of his dearest friend, the clever and dandified Lord Goring, Chiltern must find a way to turn the tables on his newest enemy before it’s too late. This modern retelling of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy addresses political corruption, the facade of propriety in high society, and the unattainable ideal of the perfect marriage.

Performance Dates:

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm

Sundays at 2pm

February 13th through March 1st

Location: The Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St., 8th Floor, Elgin IL 60120


Lit Ladies (January through April)

An Original Series Created & Produced by Katrina Syrris

Directed by Rachel Metcalfe


Meet your favorite authors in an entirely new light: UNCENSORED! 

Performance Dates: 

First Saturdays of the Month at 7pm and 8:30pm

Location: The Blue Box Cafe, Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120


Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s beloved comedy tells the story of Benedick and Beatrice, a pair of sworn enemies, constantly engaged in a “merry war” designed to insult and berate one another. A plot then unfolds among their close friends and spectators to trick the two into confessing their love for each other. Meanwhile, Claudio, a soldier of the prince Don Pedro, is fooled into believing that his beloved Hero has been unfaithful to him. Hilarity ensues, as a story of rumors, deception, and mistaken identity unfolds, and the most unlikely pairs join forces to set things right.

  • This Touring Production will take place at various venues throughout the Fox Valley, Venues are Free to the Public!

    • Confirmed Dates So Far:​

      • July 18th: Geneva's Island Park​ (Free)

      • August 1st: Cantigny, Winfield (Free, Pay for Parking)

      • City of Elgin, Date TBA (Free)

      • Stay Tuned for Additional Locations and Dates!

The Jolly Corner

An Adaptation by Katrina Syrris based on the Short Story By Henry James

An original adaptation of the short story by Henry James, The Jolly Corner describes the torture of Spencer Brydon as he returns to the home in New York where he spent his childhood- on “the jolly corner”. Brydon begins to prowl the house at night in order to confront the ghost of the man he might have been, who now haunts the empty home. James tells a story of regret, loss of sanity, and loss of self, and this retelling for the stage brings home the meaning of wondering what might have been, and remaining satisfied with where you are.

Performance Dates: 

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm

Sundays at 2pm

August 3rd- 23rd

Location: The Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St., 8th Floor, Elgin IL 60120

Ghosts of Christmas Past (or, Dickens, Capra, & Seuss Walk into a Bar)

By Katrina Syrris


Hindsight is 20/20! In this parody of the age-old Christmas classics we know and love, three of our most prized Christmas creatives duke it out for who left the best legacy. Hot buttered rum and other spirits are imbibed and one question remains: When will they get kicked out of Martini's Bar?

Performance Dates: 

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm

Sundays at 2pm

December 7th through 13th

Location: The Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St., 8th Floor, Elgin IL 60120

Jack Cannon

Resident Lighting Designer

Jack Cannon is a Chicago-based professional theatre and festival lighting designer and stage manager. He is one of the youngest designers working professional theatre in Chicago. Jack is an affiliate member of the International Association of Lighting Designers for theatrical design and a member of the Illinois Theatre Association. Jack has international recognition for his designs and lighting control development. Jack’s most notable credits for lighting design include the licensed productions of RENT, Chicago, Jasper in Deadland, as well as the World Premiere of God Help Us. He is professionally trained on MA, ETC, and High-End Systems lighting control software. Jack is currently a sophomore, class of 2020, attending Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois.

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Location: Currently Performing at the Elgin Art Showcase at 164 Division St. 

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