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2022-2023  Mundelein Theatre Season


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An Evening of Student Directed One Acts

September 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm

An Evening of Student Directed One Acts consists of 6 short plays, all directed by Mundelein Theatre seniors. It is an extremely compelling night of theatre, as these shows have a wide variety of styles, genres and subject matter. 

 


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Metamorphoses

Written and Originally Directed by Mary Zimmerman

Directed by Jonathan Meier

October 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm
October 28 at 3:45 pm

This play juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in a ravishing theatricalization of Roman poet Ovid’s powerful masterwork, Metamorphoses. Performed on our 200-seat onstage thrust, the ensemble embodies figures from Greek mythology to share both well-known and rarely told stories of transformation. 

Originally produced in Chicago by the Lookingglass Theatre Company in 1998, Metamorphosis debuted on Broadway in 2002 and earned Zimmerman a Tony Award for Best Director.

 


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Spy School

By Don Zolidis

Directed by Jeff Harding

November 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm
November 11 at 3:45 pm

It's 1961, and ordinary teenager Jane Doe is drafted by the CIA to become a super-secret secret agent. Her mission? Infiltrate an American high school to locate a Russian spy about to send classified space program information to the USSR. It is a mission that might be impossible.

Spy School is our annual New Faces Production, which features our youngest Mundelein Theatre performers and technicians.


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The Miracle Worker

By William Gibson

Directed by Jonathan Meier & Jeff Harding

February 2, 3 & 4 at 7:30 pm
February 3 at 3:45 pm
Understudy Performance – February 4 at 2 pm

This Tony Award-winning play is the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing at the age of 19 months. With compassion, humor and dramatic tension, The Miracle Worker explores the volatile relationship between a lonely teacher and her headstrong charge.

The Miracle Worker is a play that Gibson adapted from his 1957 Playhouse 90 teleplay of the same name, which starred Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke. It was based on Helen Keller's 1903 autobiography The Story of My Life. 


 


In the Heights

Concept, Music & Lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Directed by Jonathan Meier

April 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm
April 29 at 2 pm

In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. 

In the Heights opened on Broadway in 2008 and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four (Best Musical, Best Choreography, Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations). It was also nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


Chicago Shakespeare Slam
Directed by Mark Landuyt & Jonathan Meier

Sponsored by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Slam team will be developing two pieces from the play Richard III. Roughly fifty schools from the Chicago area compete in this Shakespeare Slam.


Group Interpretation
Directed by Mark Landuyt & Hayley Johnson

The GI team will be developing a thirty-minute piece of literature and competing state-wide in this IHSA sponsored competitive drama event.


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