2020-2021 THEATRE SEASON
October 23 and 24, 2020
Directed by Michelle BayerAudtions are September 9th - 11th Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth the butler, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out... WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!
Friday, October 23rd @ 6:00pm - Tickets Here
Saturday, October 24th @6:00pm - Tickets Here
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE:
A Radio Play
December 11 and 12, 2020
Directed by Linda Burns
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live on Zoom 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Audtions are October 27th - 29th
Friday, December 11th @ 6:00pm - Tickets Here
Saturday, December 12th @ 6:00pm - Tickets Here
Directed by Michelle Bayer
April 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th, 2021
Working (Local Edition) is a musical based on the Studs Terkel book by the same title. Terkel interviewed workers from around Chicago asking them to talk about what they do, and how they feel about what they do. The book for the musical was written by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and Nina Faso. Music by Schwartz, Lin Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), James Taylor and others. The show is ensemble based with over thirty unique characters (workers) telling their story. There are no leads. Everyone is essential to the show; just as each individual's work is essential to the running of a community. The brand new localized version includes modernized and new monologues from essential workers developed from interviews of local (Oak Park and River Forest) workers.
March 5th and 6th, 2021
Directed By James Bell
This year’s third Little Theater production is a Devised Shakespeare production which involved students writing an original piece that steals from Shakespeare’s language and plays.
Jude, an OPRF student, ends up with an old book that has magical links to the past. This 45 minute show follows Jude from detention into the worlds of Shakespeare’s characters and back again. And the boundaries between those worlds are not as firm as they seem.
Navigating Through the Times
May 13th and 14th, 2021
Directed By Avi Lessing
To tell the story of how our community has navigated these unprecendent times.
STUDENT DIRECTED SERIES I
A Thirties Affair
October 29th and 30th, 2020
Directed By Sivan Aharon
Audtions are September 9th - 11th
A Thirties Affair is a show with a big love triangle, hard decisions, and many 1930's movie references. Pauline Timmons wants to get her single divorced friend, Carla Shepherd, together with her husband's good friend, Jason Drake. The two meet and get along very well, and decide to date secretly to get back at Pauline. However, one month later, Carla's ex husband comes back into her life, wanting a second chance with Carla. Now she must choose who she wants to be with. Will she remarry her ex husband or stay together with Jason?
Thursday, October 29th @ 6:00pm - Register Here
Friday, October 30th @ 6:00pm - Register Here
STUDENT DIRECTED SERIES II
December 4th and 5th, 2020
Directed By Katie D' AmbrgioAudtions are October 27th - 29th
BoYz may come and Go, bUt hOrSes aRe 4ever... Twelve-year-old Ashleigh rules the Lady Jean Ladies, South Florida's most exclusive horse club. News that her family's stables are being sold and their horses killed for meat throws the Ladies into crisis in this dark comedy of middle school deception and lies.
Friday, December 4th @ 6:00pm - Register Here
Saturday, December 5th @ 6:00pm - Register Here
STUDENT DIRECTED III
Bob: A live in five acts.
April 30th and May 1st
Directed By Omari Sloan
Bob: A life in 5 acts is a comedy about a man named Bob and his journey through life. Join us on our journey from White Castle to Mount Rushmore. Watch as Bob takes us on a trip through America to learn the value of optimism and how we impact others lives.
STUDENT DIRECTED IV
Taming of the Shrew
May 7th and May 8th
Directed By Sam Theis
The Taming of the Shrew is a virtual exploration of the various aspects of feminine expression and how it can be both liberating and restricting. In this virtual setting for the famous Shakespeare comedy you'll get to see it all done in the controversial setting of the 1950s. "Why, there’s a wench! Come on, and kiss me, Kate."