Theatre and Dance

WIU Theatre and Dance 2021-2022 Season:

Margaret

FACULTY SHOWCASE

MARGARET OF ANJOU

Directed by Dr. Hadley Kamminga-Peck

Featuring Lisa Wipperling & Chad Fess

WHEN:

September 3 & 4 at 7:30pm

WHERE:

Simpkins Theatre

ABOUT THE PLAY:

MARGARET OF ANJOU tells the story of Queen Margaret from Shakespeare's Wars of the Roses tetralogy. The only woman to appear in 4 plays in the canon, she is too often defined by the men in her life, but when she finds her agency, she is a force to be reckoned with. Margaret, played by Lisa Wipperling, moves from a lover to a wife and mother, becoming a queen before embracing witchcraft. MFA Acting alum Chad Fess embodies the men who fill her story.

This production was made possible by a grant from the University Research Center.

TICKETS

General Admission $5

Call (309)298-2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.

RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED

All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.

BOX OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesday: 1-3:30pm

Wednesday: 1-5:00pm

Thursday: 1-5:00pm

Friday: 1-5:00pm


new friends

NEW FRIENDS 8: OFFICES SHOWCASE

By Ethan Cohen

Directed by Adam Lewis & Courtney Crouse

WHEN:

September 24 & 25 at 7:30pm

WHERE:

Simpkins Theatre

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Hiring and firing are antisocial acts. Workplace pressures make for nasty competition. And the work itself can be meaningless and alienating. The characters are familiar and the situations are hilarious!

TICKETS

General Admission $5

WIU Students Free with ID

Call (309)298-2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.

RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED

All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.

BOX OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesday: 1-3:30pm

Wednesday: 1-5:00pm

Thursday: 1-5:00pm

Friday: 1-5:00pm


radium

RADIUM GIRLS

By D.W. Gregory

Directed by Carolyn Blackinton

WHEN:

September 29 – October 2 at 7:30pm & October 3 at 2:00pm

WHERE:

Hainline Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

Call 309.298.2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.
RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED
All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.




revolutionists

REVOLUTIONIST

By Laura Gunderson

Directed by Taylor Dahlberg*

WHEN:

October 15 & 16 at 7:30pm

WHERE:

Simpkins Theatre

TICKETS

General Admission $5

Call (309)298-2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.

RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED

All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.

BOX OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesday: 1-3:30pm

Wednesday: 1-5:00pm

Thursday: 1-5:00pm

Friday: 1-5:00pm


songs

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

Written and Composed by Jason Robert Brown

Directed by Lysa Fox

WHEN:

October 27 – 30 at 7:30pm & October 31 at 2:00pm

WHERE:

Horrabin Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

Call 309.298.2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.
RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED
All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.


allswell

ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL

By William Shakespeare

Directed by James Tweedale*

WHEN:

November 10 – 13 at 7:30pm & November 14 at 2:00pm

WHERE:

Hainline Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

Call 309.298.2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.
RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED
All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.


BFA Showcase

Directed by Lysa Fox & Lara Petrin

WHEN:

December 3 & 4 at 7:30pm

WHERE:

BOX OFFICE:

Call 309.298.2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.
RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED
All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.


WINTER DANCE Concert

winterworks

Directed by Donald Laney

University Dance Company and WIU Dept of Theatre and Dance present a repertoire dance concert featuring original works by faculty and students. This year's concert will include pieces in modern, contemporary, improvisation and tap.

WHEN:

December 9 – 11 at 7:30pm & December 12 at 2:00pm

WHERE:

Hainline Theatre

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE:

WIU's annual Winter Works Dance Concert will offer an evening of dance, choreographed by students and instructors in University Dance Company (UDC). These performances will incorporate a variety of dance styles.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY DANCE COMPANY:

University Dance Company is a student-run organization that strives to expose Western Illinois University to excellence in dance and to give collegiate dancers the experience of dancing in a professional company.

Students, along with faculty advisers and professional guest artists, produce two mainstage dance concerts every year in cooperation with WIU’s Department of Theatre and Dance. To reach this level of excellence, dancers in UDC train rigorously in university dance classes throughout the year and uphold professionalism in all classes, rehearsals, performances, and in philanthropic outreach.

BOX OFFICE:

Call 309.298.2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.

TICKETS

$15 General Admission

$12 Senior/Student

WIU Student Free with ID

RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED

All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.


UNDERGROUND CABARET

Directed by Lara Petrin

WHEN:

February 4 & 5 at 7:30pm

WHERE:

Simpkins Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

Call 309.298.2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.
RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED
All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.


GODSPELL

Composed by Steven Schwartz

Book by John-Michael Tebelak

Directed by Meagan Morrow*

WHEN:

February 18 & 19 at 7:30pm

WHERE:

Simpkins Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

Call 309.298.2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.
RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED
All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.


WELCOME TO MATTESON

By Inda Craig-Galvan

Directed by Melody Betts

WHEN:

February 23 – 26 at 7:30pm & February 27 at 2:00pm

WHERE:

Horrabin Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

Call 309.298.2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.
RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED
All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.

A PIRATE'S LIFE FOR SHE

By Amie Root

Directed by DC Wright

WHEN:

April 6 – 9 at 7:30pm & April 10 at 2:00pm

WHERE:

Hainline Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

Call 309.298.2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.
RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED
All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.


CONSTELLATIONS

By Nick Payne

Directed by Courtney Crouse* and Edward Lindem*

WHEN:

April 15 & 16 at 7:30pm

WHERE:

Simpkins Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

Call 309.298.2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.
RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED
All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.


SPRING DANCE Concert

Directed by Lara Petrin

WHEN:

April 28 – 30 at 7:30pm & May 1 at 2:00pm

WHERE:

Hainline Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

Call 309.298.2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.
RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED
All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.


BYOP (Bring Your Own Play)

Directed by Adam Lewis

WHEN:

May 6 & 7 at 7:30pm

WHERE:

Simpkins Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

Call 309.298.2900 or drop by the WIU Box Office in Hainline Lobby to reserve or purchase your tickets.
RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED
All WIU COVID Protocols are in place.