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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 performances are at 2:00 PM.  …

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“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 19th Century French playwright Alexandre …

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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 is being kept. Independent Players …

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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 time is 7:30 PM. Originally …

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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 Absurdism is and why playwrights …

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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, we are producing Waiting for …

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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 Inspector Fridays and Saturdays, March …

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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 these shows three more times. …

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Independent Players to Reprise Present Laughter in Crystal Lake

For the third time in three years, Independent Players is transporting one of its current season’s shows north to Crystal Lake in July-early August where it is co-sponsored by Right Center Left Production Company Theater’s Dinner Theater Extravaganza “Eat, Play, Give! 2019”.  Having previously exported Blithe Spirit and Tartuffe in the past two seasons, it has selected …

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