2018 Season

Pageant Play
A Comedy
Chicagoland Premiere

By Mark Setlock & Matthew Wilkas

Directed by Jeff Casey

February 23-25, March 2-4, 8-11

Welcome to the hilarious, terrifying and surreal world of child beauty pageants. Pinky Corningfield will do anything to make sure her little angel wins the ultimate title, Supreme Queen. When Marge, a newcomer to the pageant circuit, shows up and starts grabbing all the glory, Pinky and her minions, Bob and Bobby, use some unorthodox methods in order to ensure her darling, Chevrolet, is victorious. Glitz. Glamour. Kidnapping. Money. Really, really small false teeth.

Pageant Play is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play service, Inc.

Little by Little
A Musical

By Hal Hackady, Brad Ross, Ellen Greenfield & Annette Jolles

Directed by Jeff Casey
Musical Direction by Elizabeth Tuazon

May 4-6, 10-12, 18-20

This delightful story, told all in song, traces the lives of three friends who have known each other since childhood. It chronicles the emotional traps that catch us all as we confront the hilarity and heartbreak of living and loving.

Little by Little is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Fun Home
A Musical
Indiana Premiere

By Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori & Alison Bechdel

Directed by Jeff Casey
Musical Direction by Elizabeth Tuazon

July 13-15, 20-22, 26-29

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Fun Home is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Cockeyed
A Comedy
Indiana Premiere

By William Missuri Downs

September 7-9, 14-16, 20-23

Phil in accounting is lovesick for Sophia, the boss’s secretary. There’s only one problem - she’s completely unaware of his existence. Phil’s best friend Norman informs him that he hasn’t got a chance with the beautiful Sophia because she’s dating the boss and besides, he’s not in her league.  Phil gets up the nerve to say hello but Sophia acts as if he doesn’t exist. With his self-esteem in shambles, Phil decides there is only one logical thing to do – he moves in with the woman of his dreams – despite the fact that she’s unaware of his existence.

Cockeyed is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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