Our next production will be..............
written by Ken
Set in York, Pennsylvania in 1958, this farce centers on two
actors, Leo Clark and Jack
Gable. The pair discovers
through a newspaper that
Florence, an older ailing woman,
has been unable to find Max and
Steve, her sister's children who
moved away to England as
children, in order to include
them in her multi-million dollar
inheritance. They decide to pose
as Max and Steve to claim
portions of it. When they
discover that "Max" and "Steve"
are actually "Maxine" and
"Stephanie," they continue on,
undaunted, in drag. “With a
convoluted yet comprehensible
plot, and more character-driven
lunacy than snappy banter, Ken
Ludwig again proves his
reputation as the master of
American farce.” J. Scott Hill.
Jan 9, 10 ,11,
16, ,17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Show times: Friday
and Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 2 PM
Location: Kimball Street Theater in the Ryder Center of Elgin Academy, Elgin, IL
The Elgin Theatre Company has a
theatrical history. A list of every ETC production, as well as other historical tidbits can be found here.
For over fifty nine years Elgin
enjoyed a vibrant and active community theatre group. Over the past several years, the word is out - there is
quality theatre northwest of Chicago.
Many of our patrons are amazed at
just how much talent we have here in Elgin and how lucky we are to be
able to enjoy productions that rival those "downtown" (and at a
fraction of the cost).
The goal of the Elgin Theatre
is to provide quality entertainment and education to all residents of
Elgin, and beyond. It is also a place for those wishing to explore and
exercise their talents in a friendly, open, and warm atmosphere.
The Elgin Theatre Company exists
our community and we strive to be community theatre at its best. We
welcome your involvement, your patronage, and your