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All PERFORMANCES AT THE PROFESSIONAL BUILDING 164 Division St.

Mistaken Identity Russian Style: Gogol Satirizes Soviet Life

Mistaken Identity Russian Style: Gogol Satirizes Soviet Life

What happens when an unlucky nobody is mistaken for a powerful Russian government official by a group of corrupt small town officials? Find out when INDEPENDENT PLAYERS presents Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector Fridays and Saturdays, April 22-23, 29-30, May 6-7, 2022 at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division Street, Elgin. Curtain

THE THEATRE OF THE ABSURD

THE THEATRE OF THE ABSURD

         Because Waiting for Godot is a stunning example of “theater of the absurd,” and because this is the first “absurdist” play Independent Players has produced—other than Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano, which it produced in 2015 at the Elgin Fringe Festival—we thought it might be helpful to explain what

Waiting For Godot

Waiting For Godot

         WELCOME BACK to INDEPENDENT PLAYERS!!  When our production of The Government Inspector was suddenly shut down on March 12, 2020, we thought that in May, or maybe as late as September, we would be back on stage. Optimistically, we hoped to resurrect TGI in March, 2022. Before that however,

Mistaken Identity Russian Style: Gogol Satirizes Soviet Life 

Mistaken Identity Russian Style: Gogol Satirizes Soviet Life 

*Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the cdc has requested we cancel our shows for the time being * What happens when an unlucky nobody is mistaken for a powerful Russian government official by a group of corrupt small town officials? Find out when INDEPENDENT PLAYERS presents Nikolai Gogol’s The Government

INDEPENDENT PLAYERS presents RCLPC Theater’s Morning’s at Seven in Elgin

INDEPENDENT PLAYERS presents RCLPC Theater’s Morning’s at Seven in Elgin

For three consecutive years, INDEPENDENT PLAYERS has taken a production from its current season to Crystal Lake and presented it for one weekend of RCLPC Theater’s Summer Season. Blythe Spirit, Tartuffe and Present Laughter experienced a new audience, and IP’s directors and actors loved being given the chance to perform each of

UBU ROI—“Under the Microscope”

UBU ROI—“Under the Microscope”

As its production at the 2019 Elgin Fringe Festival, INDEPENDENT PLAYERS is producing UBU ROI a revolutionary comic masterpiece (which, to IP’s knowledge,) has only been presented in Elgin once. That production was staged by a local high school director who produced theatre pieces which were new to the audience he