Events in March 2023

  • CAMILLE

    CAMILLE


    March 3, 2023

    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 19th Century French playwright Alexandre Dumas fils.  In essence, this play proves that true love can triumph over what seems to be totally insurmountable odds.  It is the best known play written by Dumas fils, adapted from his novel of the same title, and many critics consider it to be the greatest love story in dramatic literature. It will be presented at the Elgin Art Showcase, In the Professional Building, 164 Division Street (8th floor), downtown Elgin for three weekends—March 3-18, 2023. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, at 7:30 PM and Sundays, March 12 and 19 at 2:00 PM

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    March 4, 2023

    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 19th Century French playwright Alexandre Dumas fils.  In essence, this play proves that true love can triumph over what seems to be totally insurmountable odds.  It is the best known play written by Dumas fils, adapted from his novel of the same title, and many critics consider it to be the greatest love story in dramatic literature. It will be presented at the Elgin Art Showcase, In the Professional Building, 164 Division Street (8th floor), downtown Elgin for three weekends—March 3-18, 2023. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, at 7:30 PM and Sundays, March 12 and 19 at 2:00 PM

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  • CAMILLE

    CAMILLE


    March 10, 2023

    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 19th Century French playwright Alexandre Dumas fils.  In essence, this play proves that true love can triumph over what seems to be totally insurmountable odds.  It is the best known play written by Dumas fils, adapted from his novel of the same title, and many critics consider it to be the greatest love story in dramatic literature. It will be presented at the Elgin Art Showcase, In the Professional Building, 164 Division Street (8th floor), downtown Elgin for three weekends—March 3-18, 2023. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, at 7:30 PM and Sundays, March 12 and 19 at 2:00 PM

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    March 11, 2023

    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 19th Century French playwright Alexandre Dumas fils.  In essence, this play proves that true love can triumph over what seems to be totally insurmountable odds.  It is the best known play written by Dumas fils, adapted from his novel of the same title, and many critics consider it to be the greatest love story in dramatic literature. It will be presented at the Elgin Art Showcase, In the Professional Building, 164 Division Street (8th floor), downtown Elgin for three weekends—March 3-18, 2023. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, at 7:30 PM and Sundays, March 12 and 19 at 2:00 PM

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  • CAMILLE

    CAMILLE


    March 12, 2023

    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 19th Century French playwright Alexandre Dumas fils.  In essence, this play proves that true love can triumph over what seems to be totally insurmountable odds.  It is the best known play written by Dumas fils, adapted from his novel of the same title, and many critics consider it to be the greatest love story in dramatic literature. It will be presented at the Elgin Art Showcase, In the Professional Building, 164 Division Street (8th floor), downtown Elgin for three weekends—March 3-18, 2023. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, at 7:30 PM and Sundays, March 12 and 19 at 2:00 PM

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  • CAMILLE

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    March 17, 2023

    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 19th Century French playwright Alexandre Dumas fils.  In essence, this play proves that true love can triumph over what seems to be totally insurmountable odds.  It is the best known play written by Dumas fils, adapted from his novel of the same title, and many critics consider it to be the greatest love story in dramatic literature. It will be presented at the Elgin Art Showcase, In the Professional Building, 164 Division Street (8th floor), downtown Elgin for three weekends—March 3-18, 2023. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, at 7:30 PM and Sundays, March 12 and 19 at 2:00 PM

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  • CAMILLE

    CAMILLE


    March 18, 2023

    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 19th Century French playwright Alexandre Dumas fils.  In essence, this play proves that true love can triumph over what seems to be totally insurmountable odds.  It is the best known play written by Dumas fils, adapted from his novel of the same title, and many critics consider it to be the greatest love story in dramatic literature. It will be presented at the Elgin Art Showcase, In the Professional Building, 164 Division Street (8th floor), downtown Elgin for three weekends—March 3-18, 2023. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, at 7:30 PM and Sundays, March 12 and 19 at 2:00 PM

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  • CAMILLE

    CAMILLE


    March 19, 2023

    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 19th Century French playwright Alexandre Dumas fils.  In essence, this play proves that true love can triumph over what seems to be totally insurmountable odds.  It is the best known play written by Dumas fils, adapted from his novel of the same title, and many critics consider it to be the greatest love story in dramatic literature. It will be presented at the Elgin Art Showcase, In the Professional Building, 164 Division Street (8th floor), downtown Elgin for three weekends—March 3-18, 2023. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, at 7:30 PM and Sundays, March 12 and 19 at 2:00 PM

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All PERFORMANCES AT THE PROFESSIONAL BUILDING 164 Division St.

“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…

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…