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2020-2021  Mundelein Theatre Season


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An Evening of Student Directed One Acts

 

September 13 and 14 at 7:30 pm

 

An Evening of Student Directed One Acts consists of 11 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. Some plays may contain adult content. 


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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens

 

October 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm

October 29 at 3:45 pm

 

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at maths, while everyday life presents some barriers. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world. 

 

Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was published in 2003 and was the winner of more than 17 literary awards, including prizes in the US, Japan, Holland and Italy, as well as the prestigious Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004. The novel has been translated into 44 languages and sold more than 5.5 million copies world-wide.

 

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A Wicked Christmas Carol

By Bobby Keniston

 

November 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm

November 11 at 3:45 pm

 

The Wicked Witch of the West wasn't always that way, and when a ghostly figure whisks her away on a journey through her past, present, and future, she may find a second chance on Christmas Eve. Can familiar faces help to melt the Witch's heart, or is she doomed to melt away herself? A Christmas classic gets a thrilling transformation, set in the magical world of L. Frank Baum's Oz books.

 

A Wicked Christmas Carol is our annual New Faces Production, which features our youngest Mundelein Theatre performers and technicians. 

 

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The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

By John Bishop

 

February 3, 4 and 5 at 7:30 pm

February 4 at 3:45 pm

Understudy Performance February 5 at 2 pm

 

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher") assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy "angel." The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people- all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem that follows when the infamous "slasher" makes his reappearance and strikes again.

 
 

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The Addams Family - A New Musical

Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

Based on the comic strip The Addams Family by Charles Addams

 

April 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm

April 30 at 2 pm

 

In this original story, the macabre Addams family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever.


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Also this season…

 

Chicago Shakespeare Slam Team

(sponsored by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre)

 

Group Interpretation Team

(IHSA sponsored competitive drama)