Theatre and Dance

WIU Theatre and Dance 2020-2021 Theatre Season:

WALTZ

BALTIMORE WALTZ

By Paula Vogel
Directed by Audrey Gniech

ABOUT THE PLAY:

When Anna, an unmarried school teacher, is diagnosed with ATD, Acquired Toilet Disease, a fatal new malady with a high risk factor for elementary school teachers, she and her brother Carl take flight to Europe. Anna decides she wants to drown herself in the sensuality of food and sex, while Carl becomes involved in a wild Third Mannish espionage scheme to find a cure for his sister on the Continent. Something is not quite right with the scenario, and the largest hint is dropped when Anna shows slides of their trip to Europe where each frame looks exactly like Baltimore. Carl’s quest for a cure dead-ends with a mad Viennese quack. Their European idyll is broken by Carl’s death, and the tragic revelation that the entire play was Anna’s valiant fantasy to keep alive her brother’s spirit when she could not save his life.

WHEN:

  • February 25 - 27 at 7:30pm

WHERE:

Hainline Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

  • General Admission $15
  • Student/Senior $13 (WIU Student 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.


kiss me kate

KISS ME KATE

Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter

Book by Bella and Sam Spewack
Directed by Hadley Kamminga-Peck

ABOUT THE PLAY:

The battle of the sexes takes center stage as former spouses feud onstage and off during a musical presentation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. Sophisticated, romantic and delightfully hilarious, KISS ME KATE, and boasts a sparkling Cole Porter score and a brilliant book from Sam and Bella Spewack.

WHEN:

  • March 17 - 20 at 7:30pm
  • March 21 at 2:00pm

WHERE:

Hainline Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

  • General Admission $15
  • Student/Senior $13 (WIU Student 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.


completness

COMPLETENESS

By Itmar Moses

Directed by James Tweedale

ABOUT THE PLAY:

When Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment.

WHEN:

  • April 1 - 3 at 7:30pm

WHERE:

Hainline Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

  • 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.


next wave

NEXT WAVE

Directed by UDT Associate Artistic Director Donald Laney

ABOUT THE CONCERT:

Western Illinois University Dance Minor in collaboration with University Dance Theatre presents their annual Spring Dance Concert. The concert will offer an evening of original choreography by students and instructors. The performance will include modern/contemporary, jazz/hip hop, and a dance film.

WHEN:

  • April 15 - 17 (@ 7:30pm)
  • with a livestream on Facebook on April 16th

WHERE:

Hainline Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

  • General Admission $15
  • Student/Senior $13 (WIU Student 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.


byop

B.Y.O.P. (BRING YOUR OWN PLAY)

Directed by Adam Lewis & Friends

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE:

New Plays, written by students, designed by students, performed by students, for students!

Enjoy an evening of completely student-created new works.

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Provocative, edgy, irreverent, relevant, and intelligent theatre…in Macomb, IL.
Each season, we share the bold, clever work of some of the most dynamic young playwrights at WIU. The plays we pick tackle 21st century issues and put them on the stage. Each play speaks to our contemporary moment. The BYOP series is curated and directed by Adam Lewis in collaboration with Tammy Killian, each have a distinguished history of new play development. This year 8 short plays were developed over the course of the spring semester through a series of readings and rewrites; written, rewritten, revised, reworked, and reexamined by the entire company of theatrical artists. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss! Join us this week to experience BYOP 2021!

WHEN:

  • April 29 - May 1 (@ 7:30pm)

WHERE:

Hainline Theatre

BOX OFFICE:

  • 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.