Thursday, August 20, 2015

'Earnest' and 'Distracted' headline new season at UIS Theatre

University of Illinois Springfield Theatre has announced its 2015-16 theater lineup.

This fall will see a production of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”; for the spring, “Distracted” by Lisa Loomer.

“Earnest” will be Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and Nov. 5-7 in the Studio Theatre, lower level of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus. Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson, associate professor and director of theater, will direct with scenic design by Dathan Powell, assistant professor of theater.

“Distracted” will be performed April 22-24 and 28-30, also in the Studio Theatre. Directing will be Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson, associate professor of theatre, with scenic design by Powell.

Both shows will hold open auditions and crew interviews, open to students, faculty, staff, and community members.

This story appeared online in The State Journal-Register on August 19, 2015.

Read the entire article here.