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Events in September 2024

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All PERFORMANCES AT THE PROFESSIONAL BUILDING 164 Division St.

“THE WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS” by JEAN Marie Lucien Pierre ANOUILH

“THE WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS” by JEAN Marie Lucien Pierre ANOUILH

To open its 47 th Season and in its effort to introduce its audience toplays by exceptional French playwrights of the 20 th Century, INDEPENDENTPLAYERS will present Jean Anouilh’s The Waltz of the Toreadors by JeanAnouilh. Audiences may be familiar with Anouilh’s Antigone, Eurydice andRomeo and Juliet, which are the…

INDEPENDENT PLAYERS presents Collected Stories by Donald Margulies

INDEPENDENT PLAYERS presents Collected Stories by Donald Margulies

  INDEPENDENT PLAYERS presents Collected Stories by Donald Margulies           As its first production of its 46th Season, Independent Players proudly presents Collected Storiesby Donald Margulies at the Elgin Arts Showcase, Fridays through Sundays September 29-30, October 1, 6-8, 2023.   Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 PM and Sunday…

“CAMILLE” by Alexandre Dumas fils, the Greatest Dramatic Love Story

“CAMILLE” by Alexandre Dumas fils, the Greatest Dramatic Love Story

INDEPENDENT PLAYERS opened its 2022-2023 Season in September with TWO ROOMS, a very serious political drama concerning the kidnapping of Americans by terrorists in Beirut by the contemporary American playwright Lee Blessing. In March, IP is presenting what it considers the perfect antidote–Camille (“The Lady of the Camillias”) by the…

TWO ROOMS

TWO ROOMS

INDEPENDENT PLAYERS presents Lee Blessing’s TWO ROOMS The wife of an American kidnapped by Hezbollah in Beirut in the 1980s struggles to get him freed.  With no help or commitment from her own government, she returns home and forges an imaginary link with him in the room she presumes he…

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…