Past Productions

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Many thanks to Shannon Leigh Wittenberger, Juli Del Prete, and Robbie Iraburo-Cochran for their hard work in compiling this list.

2022 – 2023

Student Directed One Act Plays:
                Waiting (directed by Josh Jaffe)
                Blind Date (directed by Andy Lacroix)
                Ferris Wheel (directed by Gianna Horcher)
                Surprise (directed by Madeline Demuth)
                By the Way (directed by Abbey McFarland)
                Limbo (directed by Will Gonzalez)
Chicago Shakespeare Slam (finalist)
Spy School (New Faces)
The Miracle Worker
The Old Man and the Old Moon (Group Interpretation)
In the Heights
The Lion in Winter (Mundelein Summer Theatre)

2021 – 2022

Student Directed One Act Plays:
                How to Ruin Your Life in 15 Minutes (directed by Chris Nacion)
                The Typist (directed by Eli Walter)
                Godfrey (directed by Lance Evans)
                Life’s Hidden Gifts (written and directed by Christopher Moyer)
                Cain Town (directed by Saedy Kugler)
                Earlybird (written and directed by Meghan Matthys)
                In-Decision (written and directed by Grace Sciortino)
                Post-Its (directed by Tori Collins)
                Loons (directed by Katie Myrant)
                A Blooming of Ivy (directed by Kessler Young)
                Clyde’s Conscience (directed by Addison Salski)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
A Wicked Christmas Carol (New Faces)
Chicago Shakespeare Slam (virtual performance)
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Big Fish (Group Interpretation)
The Addams Family


2020 – 2021

Much Ado About Nothing (performed outdoors on the MHS football field)
Chicago Shakespeare Slam (virtual performance)
New Faces/Student Directed One Acts (virtual performance):
Hey Good Lookin’ (Directed by Matthew Callas)
Something in Common (Directed by Rosy Castro)
Objectum Sexuality (Directed by Zoe Trahan)
The Lucky Girl (Written and Directed by Mary McMurray)
A Funeral Home in Brooklyn (Directed by Amari Liebe)
Pandemic Therapy (Directed by Joslyn Gange)
Best Lei’d Plans (Directed by Alexis Lee)
The Door (Directed by Megan Saunders)
Mom’s Kids (Directed by Marley Wilkins)
The Phoenix (Directed by Mira Guiritan)
Church of Satan (Directed by Dean Hahn)
Collateral Damage (Directed by Bella Buono)
Love/Sick (virtual performance)
The Further Adventures of Nick Danger – Third Eye (Group Interpretation, virtual competition, Sectional Second Place/State Qualifier)
Working (virtual and live performances)

2019 – 2020

Student Directed One Act Plays:
The First Fireworks (Directed by Bella Marotti
Test Fate (Written and Directed by Colin Nacion)
Within the Shadows (Directed by Colby Willis)
Drugs are Bad (Directed by Steven Weiss)
Light (Directed by Katie Staroszczyk)
Spaghetti Overture (Directed by Elias Photopoulos)
 Julia (Directed by Marta Sikora)
Beauty (Directed by Miriam Mitry)
Heads (Directed by Ellie Mellen)
On the Porch One Crisp Fine Morning (Directed by Becca Panos)
The End of the World with Prom to Follow (New Faces production)
The Elephant Man (Illinois High School Theatre Festival)
Chicago Shakespeare Slam (Finalist & Runner-Up)
Love Letters (Benefit Performance)
The Curious Savage
Chicago (Group Interpretation, competition cancelled due to COVID 19)
Guys and Dolls (cancelled due to COVID 19)


Student Directed One Act Plays:
A Second of Pleasure (directed by Rachel Larson)
Awkward Silence (directed by Abby Smith)
Driver’s Test (directed by Kimberly Barr)
Find Me a Primitive Man (directed by Jake Cumberland)
Please Have a Set and Someone Will Be With You Shortly (directed by Natalie Williams)
Say Nothing (directed by Sydney Litka)
The A Word (directed by Josie Hutson)

Diamondbacks and Diamonds in the Sky (New Faces production)
Chicago Shakespeare Slam (Finalist & Runner-Up)
The Diviners
John Lennon & Me
I Kill Giants (Group Interpretation)
Sister Act


Student Directed One Act Plays:
After the Ball Drops (directed by Ginny Zundel)
Frozen Fish Sticks (directed by Kayla Raye)
In the Meantime (directed by Brianna Moderhack)
Stay (directed by Robbie Iraburo-Cochran)
Sorry (directed by Maddie Martorana)
The Wedding Story (directed by Henry Dumblauskas)
The West Wing (directed by Dan Haller)
To Date or Not to Date (directed by Joshua Saunders)
Walls (directed by Mackenzie Haith)
Cinderstein (New Faces production)
Chicago Shakespeare Slam (Slam Champions)
The Arabian Nights
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Group Interpretation - Sectional 2nd Place, State Qualifier)
Les Miserables


Student Directed One-Act Plays:
Happy No-Lidays (directed by Payton Cousins)
A Midnight Clear (directed by Thomas Ferro)
The Road to Nineveh (directed by Alex Frumkin)
Tainted Love (directed by Sheridan Hurtig)
Cindy and Julie (directed by Annie McGrath)
The Unknown Part of the Ocean (directed by Jenna Panos)
The Uprising (directed by Emily Parduhn)
Double Date (directed by Brenden Paul)
Raincheck (directed by Hannah Weiss)
Blind Date (directed by David West)
Completely Hollywood - Abridged (New Faces production)
Battle of the Bard Shakespeare Slam (Finalist)
The Best Man
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Stranger Than Fiction (Group Interpretation - Sectional 2nd Place, State Qualifyer)
City of Angels


Student Directed One-Act Plays:
The Concorde Fallacy (directed by Angela Peterson)
The Beauty Inside (directed by Patricia Roques
Family Names (directed by Karsen Sample)
Bar Mitzvah Boy (directed by Marisa Nuzzo)
Cloudy (directed by Kaila Saunders)
Believe (directed by Josie David)
Hitting on Women 101 (directed by Zach Levy)
The Election (New Faces production)
Ready Player One (Group Interpretation)
Thoroughly Modern Millie


Student Directed One-Act Plays:
The Drunken Sisters (directed by Maya St. Clair)
Supressed Desires (directed by Natalie Lawrence)
The Blueberry Hil Accord (directed by Stephen Ferro)
The Scary Question (directed by Rache David)
The Chocolate Affair (directed by Emma Morton)
TRUST (World High School Premier, Illinois High School Theatre Festival)
The Odd Couple & The Odd Couple Female Version
10 Things I Hate About You (Group Interpretation)
Shrek the Musical


Student Directed One-Act Plays:
Post Its (directed by Renee Fox)
Relative Strangers (directed by Liz Grein)
Dissonance - (directed by Walter Kasmer)
Daniel on a Thursday (directed by Haggai Simon)
The A-Word (directed by Rylee Freeman)
You Can't Take it With You
Our Town
The Secret Garden


Student Directed One-Act Plays:
A Second of Pleasure (directed by Nicole Hernandez)
Nothing in the World Like It (directed by Shannon Doering)
Miracles (directed by Troy Peterson)
Tainted Love (directed by Nicole Schaen)
Mary Just Broke Up With This Guy (directed by Evan Saunders)
Romeo & Juliet
Radium Girls
The Drowsy Chaperone


Student Directed One-Act Plays
Heights (directed by Tim Trinka)
Three Tables (directed by Zac Traughber)
Early Morning (directed by Tyler Saunders)
Almost, Maine
David and Lisa (co-produced with Kirk Players)
The Music Man
Fifth of July (Mundelein Summer Theatre)


Student Directed One Act Plays
An Evening of Lanford Wilson
Talley's Folly (Illinois High School Theatre Festival, directed by Luke Cianciotto and Ben Fenton)
Thymus Vulgaris (directed by Lisa Capasso)
Home Free (directed by Arika Egan)
Sabrina Fair
And Then They Came For Me
Once On This Island
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mundelein Summer Theatre)


Student Directed One Act Plays
An Evening of Israel Horovitz
It's Called the Sugar Plum (directed by Megan Henricks)
Faith (directed by Sam Hernandez)
Hopscotch (directed by Juli Del Prete)
The Crucible
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Prelude to a Kiss (Mundelein Summer Theatre)


Twelfth Night
Up the Down Staircase (co-produced with The Kirk Players)
Fiddler on the Roof
Beyond a Doubt (original script by Lee Delehoy, Mundelein Summer Theatre)


Student Directed One Act Plays
Dancing at Lughnasa (Illinois High School Theatre Festival)
Love Letters (Benefit Performance)
An Evening of John Patrick Shanley
Sailor's Song (directed by Michael Fehr)
Savage in Limbo (directed by Michael Gielczyk)
Where's My Money? (directed by Michael Swager)

The Pajama Game
Biloxi Blues (Mundelein Summer Theatre)


A Few Good Men
An Evening of Christopher Durang
Beyond Therapy (directed by Theo Meyer)
The Actor's Nightmare (directed by Matt Santeler)
Into The Woods
A Ten Minute Play Festival (Mundelein Summer Theatre)


Charley's Aunt 
Crimes of the Heart  
Proof (Mundelein Summer Theatre)  
Bang, Bang, You're Dead (Mundelein Summer Theatre)  


The Laramie Project 
Marvin's Room 
Dignity (written and directed by Hayley Lerner)  


…And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson (Illinois High School Theatre Festival) 
Little Shop of Horrors 
Black Comedy and Fur Better or Worse (one-acts) 
Alice in Wonderland 


Anything Goes 
Finis and The Empty Chair (one-acts) 
Our Town 


 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
Moon in the Middle  


Guys and Dolls  
High Tide (one-act) and To Gillian on her 37th Birthday  
Arsenic and Old Lace 
A Piece of My Heart (Illinois High School Theatre Festival) 
Coffee Shop Memoirs (student written one-act) 


Romeo and Juliet 
Crazy for You  
Love, Death, and the Prom 
Watermelon Boats (Illinois High School Theatre Festival) 


The Crucible 
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying  
Unseen Stages:
Mrs. Sorken
Nina in the Morning
The Actor’s Nightmare
Loveliest Day of the Year
Something I’ll Tell You Tuesday  


Once in a Lifetime 
Once on This Island 
All in the Timing:
Sure Thing
Phillip Glass Boys
Words, Words, Words
English Made Simple
Variations on the Death of Trotsky  


Our Town 
The Music Man  
7 x 10 x 16 


The Dining Room 
Out the Seven Story Window 
Bye-Bye Birdie  


The Boyfriend  


Blithe Spirit 
The Trial of Goldilocks 
You Can’t Take It With You 


Spoon River Anthology 
Charlotte’s Web 
The Sound of Music 


Up the Down Staircase (Illinois High School Theatre Festival) 
Fiddler on the Roof  


The Skin of Our Teeth 
Babes in Arms  


Comedy Tonight (Illinois High School Theatre Festival) 
The Clown Prince of Wanderlust 
Man of La Mancha  


Passion of Dracula 
Fairy Tales and Fables 
Guys and Dolls  


Brighton Beach Memoirs 
Richard Harding Bush, or the Rococo Coco Bean 
Bye Bye Birdie  


Romeo and Juliet 


The Autograph Hound and The Interview (one-acts) 
The Phantom Tollbooth 
The Wiz 


Feiffer’s People (Illinois High School Theatre Festival) 


Dark of the Moon 
Story Book Theatre 
Anything Goes  


Out of the Frying Pan 
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 


Our Town 
The Hobbit  


Dames at Sea  
Once Upon a Mattress 


Dirty Work at the Crossroads 
South Pacific  
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 


Bye Bye Birdie  
The Crucible 
Charley’s Aunt


Li’l Abner  
Lovers and The Brick and The Rose (one-acts) 
Black Comedy and The Heiress (one-acts) 


Alice in Wonderland 
Peter Pan  


The American Dame 
The Importance of Being Ernest 


Ten Little Indians 
The Lottery 
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds 


The Man Who Came to Dinner 
The Playroom 
A Thurber Carnival  


John Brown’s Body 
Because Their Hearts Were Pure




The Night is My Enemy 
Annie Get Your Gun  


 The Best of Broadway  
Take Her, She’s Mine 


Exit the Body 
Finian’s Rainbow 


Arsenic and Old Lace 
The Skin of our Teeth


Our Town 
Plain and Fancy


Sabrina Fair 
The Imaginary Invalid 


Stalag 17 
The Desperate Hours


Heaven Can Wait 
Dirty Work at the Crossroads


Road Show ’63 (student written) 
You Can’t Take It With You 
The Diary of Anne Frank