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MUNDELEIN THEATRE strives to provide a safe, dynamic, creative atmosphere where
our students can develop as theater artists and human beings. We endeavor to produce
quality productions while providing a valuable educational experience for our students.

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MUNDELEIN THEATRE produces three mainstage productions each year - Fall Play, Winter Play, and Spring Musical.  We also produce several studio productions, including the Student Directed One-Act Plays and our New Faces Production (a no-cut production for freshman and sophomores, as well as juniors and seniors who have never appeared on the MHS mainstage).  

Additionally, we compete in Group Interpretation (IHSA event) and Chicago Shakespeare Slam, a Shakespeare slam sponsored by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.  Opportunities exist for students in the area of acting, directing, technical theatre, design and choreography.  In addition to our productions, we also sponsor a trip each year to the Illinois High School Theatre Festival.

MUNDELEIN THEATRE is a co-curricular program.  We offer a one-semester general theatre studies class (Introduction to Theatre), as well as a year-long class in Technical Theatre. Our performance classes consist of Beginning Acting (one semester) and Theatre Studio - Advanced Acting (year-long).

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Lion_PosterMundelein Summer Theatre presents

The Lion in Winter

By James Goldman

Featuring Students & Alumni of Mundelein Theatre with Mundelein Theatre Director Jonathan Meier as King Henry II and Jill Reznick Meier as Eleanor of Aquitaine

Directed by Timothy Ortmann

July 20, 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Performed on the 200-seat thrust in the MHS Auditorium

Adults - $15
Students – $10

Tickets may be purchased by clicking on the link below.

All seats are General Admission.

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Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – The Lion in Winter is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom and King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “Every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception.


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