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Independent Players brings The Bald Soprano to the Elgin Fringe Festival

In its first appearance at the Elgin Fringe Festival, Independent Players will present Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano (1950) a hilarious unique satire on the ordinary English middle class.  In this play, Mr. and Mrs.  Smith talk to each other at cross purposes, while their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Martin, fail to understand and the Maid and a Fire Chief enter the fray, and get nowhere at all.  The Bald Soprano inspired a revolution in dramatic techniques and helped [...]

Independent Players Discusses Remainder of Season

The remainder of the 2015-2016 Season of Independent Players is rapidly taking shape at this time. The shows which will complete the season as it now stands have been selected, but because the schedule of dates has not yet been officially set by the City of Elgin, they cannot be announced. That being said, the show which will be produced in March is entitled The Octette Bridge Club (called by one critic “A Norman Rockwell illustration come to life.”) is [...]