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2017-2018 Mundelein High School Theatre Performances




one-acts

 

Student-Directed One-Acts

Performances:

September 11 & 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.



cinderstein

 

Cinderstein
by Kamron Klitgaard
Directed by Jeff Harding

Performances:
October 27, 2017 at 3:45 & 7:30 p.m.
October 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

The local high school drama teacher wrote his own version of Cinderella by combining the Princess’s tale with the story of Frankenstein, but the production is bombing: The Fairy Godmother wants to be called the Fairy Goshmother, three new stepsisters must be added to the cast, several actors quit, and the extras are fed up with being extras. When Dr. Frankenstein drops Cinderella’s brain and replaces it with a cat’s brain instead, this insane production changes beyond even the director’s recognition. This New Faces Production will feature our freshman and sophomore theatre artists, as well as juniors and seniors who have not appeared in a Mundelein Theatre mainstage production.



ChicShakesSlam

 

Chicago Shakespeare Slam formerly know as Battle of the Bard
Co-Directed by Mark Landuyt & Jonathan Meier

Public Performance: November 16, 2017 at 6 pm - MHS Auditorium
Preliminary Bout: November 18, 2017 - Senn Arts Magnet High School
Final Bout: December 11, 2017 - Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has created a high school Shakespeare slam uniting teams from 50 public, private and parochial schools from across the many neighborhoods of our city and collar counties. Eight MHS students form the Mundelein Theatre SLAM Team. Saturday workshops, after-school rehearsals and regional preliminary bouts culminate in the Finals Bout, held at the beautiful Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Three hundred high school students will perform scenes plus their own creative mash-ups from the canon in a slam-style arena. The program honors the unparalleled power of Shakespeare’s language when it is catalyzed by students’ imagination. Building a culture of community that spans the Chicago region, Chicago Shakespeare Slam celebrates Shakespeare’s capacity to speak to all.



arabian-nights

 

Arabian Nights
by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Jonathan Meier

Performances:
November 16 & 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
November 17, 2017 at 3:45 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

A company of players enacts Scheherazade's tales of love, lust, comedy, and dreams. Scheherazade's cliffhanger stories prevent her husband, the cruel ruler Shahryar, from murdering her, and after 1,001 nights, Shahryar is cured of his madness, and Scheherazade returns to her family. This adaptation offers a wonderful blend of the lesser-known tales from Arabian Nights with the recurring theme of how the magic of storytelling holds the power to change people. This production will be staged on our 200 seat onstage thrust configuration.



mhs figments poster

 

Figments
by Billy St. John
Directed by Jonathan Meier
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Performances:
February 8, 9 & 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee rescheduled to February 12, 2018 at 3:45 p.m.

Understudy Performance:
February 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Rick Jacobs is a playwright with a wild imagination -- perhaps too wild. As his thoughts bounce between his frustrating love life and his play, the real people and the figments of his imagination come together and clash in hilarious combinations.

 



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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
Directed by Mark Landuyt
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Public Performances: March 15 & 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
IHSA Sectional Competition: March 17, 2018

The Mundelein Theatre 2018 Group Interpretation, The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows observant Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringe consume Charlie as well as the people around him. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and at times overwhelming aspects of growing up.



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Les Misérables
by Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil
Directed by Jonathan Meier
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Performances:
April 26 & 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
April 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. This epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution, and features one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace the stage.