Love Letters
Written by A.R. Gurney
Supervised by Diane Pritchard and John Tilford
February 8th and 9th
Alto Vinyards

Childhood friends exchange a lifetime of correspondence beginning with birthday party thank you notes and covering all their life events.

The Brother’s Grimm Spectaculathon
Written by Don Zolidis
Directed by Chandra Galloway
June 21, 22, 23 – 28, 29, 30
Parkland College Second Stage Theatre

The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

True West
Written by Sam Shepard
Directed by Douglas Malcolm
August 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25
Parkland College Second Stage Theatre

This American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.

Written by David Auburn
Directed by Mathew Green
Novemeber 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 24
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center

On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?