Theatre

We offer several courses for you to learn about theatre including acting, character analysis, scene preparation, theatre design, scene construction, costuming and lighting. See descriptions of our theatre courses.


photo of The Normal Heart cast
The cast: Front row left to right: Anthony Rodriguez, Allan Williams, Jake Seeyle, Robert Morvay; Back row left to right: Jacob Villec, Sean Plotts, Monica Hauschild, Gary Mackowiak, Josh Archambeau

 

2017 Spring Play
The Normal Heart

The Black Box Theatre is proud to present as part of its 50th anniversary season, The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer.  This Tony Award winning play originally presented in 1985 is a searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man's lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. Produced to acclaim in New York, London and Los Angeles, The Normal Heart follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the indifference of public officials and the gay community. While trying to save the world from itself, he confronts the personal toll of AIDS when his lover dies of the disease (Samuel French).

Directed by Jay Geller (Kildeer), set design by Thomas Kelsing (Glenview), lighting design by Rick Amundsen (Woodstock), costume design by Susan Cowell (Harvard) and stage manager Kathryn McCord (Crystal Lake).  The cast features Sean Plotts (Wonder Lake), Jake Seeyle (Harvard), Monica Hauschild (McHenry), Alan Williams, Jacob Villec, Gary Mackowiak, Robert Moray (Crystal Lake), Anthony Rodriguez and Josh Archambeau (Lake in the Hills).

For more information, contact Jay Geller at (815) 455-8746 or jgeller@mchenry.edu.

Performances

March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.


Select a poster and check out our past productions!

Hair
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Future
Everything in the Garden
Everything in
the Garden
The Butler Did It
"The Butler Did It"
Born Guilty
"Born Guilty"
Childrens Hour
Children's Hour
The Diviness
The Diviness
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance
of Being Earnest
Company
Company
Lysistrata
Lysistrata
A Lie of the Mind
A Lie of the Mind
The Man Who Came to Dinner
The Man Who
Came to Dinner
Do Black Patent LeatherShoes Rally Reflect Up?
Do Black Patent
Leather Shoes Rally
Reflect Up?
Lend Me a Tenor
Lend Me a Tenor
Miss Firecracker Contest
Miss Firecracker
Contest
And Then There Were None
And Then
There Were None
Pippin
Pippin
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Reckless
Reckless
Table Manners
Table Manners
Cabaret
Cabaret
Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
Our Town
Our Town
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
The Wedding Singer
The Wedding Singer
Suburbia
Suburbia
The Heidi Chronicles
The Heidi Chronicles
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Hot L Baltimore
Hot L Baltimore
God of Carnage
God of Carnage
columbinus
columnbinus
Almost, Maine
Almost, Maine