Academics

WLC Theatre Department

Center for Arts and Performance · 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave
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Seating diagram for the Raabe Theatre.

2015-2016 Season Schedule

Opening Production - September 2015
9/18 7:30 pm Lily Dale Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
9/19 7:30 pm Lily Dale Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
9/20 2:30 pm Lily Dale Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
9/24 7:30 pm Lily Dale Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
9/25 7:30 pm Lily Dale Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
9/26 7:30 pm Lily Dale Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
Fall Production - November 2015
11/6 7:30 pm The Women of Lockerbie Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
11/7 7:30 pm The Women of Lockerbie Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
11/8 2:30 pm The Women of Lockerbie Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
11/12 7:30 pm The Women of Lockerbie Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
11/13 7:30 pm The Women of Lockerbie Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
11/14 7:30 pm The Women of Lockerbie Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
Winter Production - February 2016
2/19 7:30 pm Shakespeare in Rep
Loves Labour's Lost
Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
2/20 7:30 pm Shakespeare in Rep
Taming of the Shrew
Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
2/21 7:30 pm Shakespeare in Rep
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
2/25 7:30 pm Shakespeare in Rep
Taming of the Shrew
Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
2/26 7:30 pm Shakespeare in Rep
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
2/27 7:30 pm Shakespeare in Rep
Loves Labour's Lost
Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
Spring Production - April 2016
4/22 7:30 pm A Doll's House Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
4/23 7:30 pm A Doll's House Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
4/24 2:30 pm A Doll's House Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
4/28 7:30 pm A Doll's House Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
4/29 7:30 pm A Doll's House Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 
4/30 7:30 pm A Doll's House Raabe Theatre Buy Tickets 

Lily Dale

By Horton Foote
Directed by Prof. Simon Provan
September 18-26, 2015

Chronologically, this is the third play in the cycle and jumps forward five years to 1909. On the invitation of his mother, Horace decides to leave Harrison, where he has been working at a dry goods store, for "brighter prospects" in Houston. Soon after arriving, however, he unexpectedly finds himself less than welcome. The New York Post wrote of the original Off-Broadway success, "It has a shimmering sense of a world remembered . . . a play to remember," while the Christian Science Monitor stated, "In the typically appealing Horton Foote manner, 'Lily Dale' mixes the bitter with the sweet, the sad with the comic."

The Women of Lockerbie

By Deborah Brevoort
Guest Director
November 6-14, 2015

It is December 1995 - the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attack on U.S.-bound flight Pan Am 103 - and Madeline is roaming the Scottish hills of Lockerbie in search of any remnant of her son who perished in the crash. She encounters the women of the area who have been at odds with the U.S. Government regarding their plan to return personal items to the families. Loosely based on actual facts, this award-winning poetic drama is structured in the form of a Greek tragedy. Critical commentary includes, "…a gorgeous and moving play…" "…a testament to the power of women's voices and poetry's ability to shift the way we perceive the world…" "…a stunning display of raw emotion, a powerhouse drama, a masterful and cathartic experience…"

Shakespeare in Rep

By William Shakespeare
Produced by Prof. Jay Siersyzn
February 19-27, 2016

Loves Labour's Lost: February 19 and 27
The Taming of the Shrew: February 20 and 25
The Two Gentlemen of Verona: February 21 and 26

A company of student actors will work and prepare three comedies of Shakespeare in a manner referred to today as "original practices." Based on the historical condition of the "players" presenting DIFFERENT dramas and comedies DAILY (in "repertory"), some people believe that much more of the show was the creative and technical product of the individual actors than today's practice of director and designer-led cohesively conceptual performances. With very little time for group rehearsals, the performances take on an added intensity and energy resulting in truly unique, one-time events that are not to be missed!

A Doll's House

By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Prof. Simon Provan
April 22-30, 2016

This landmark play of the late 19th Century helped usher Western theatre into the Modern era. Still controversial today, it has been examined and re-examined for 135 years through the lens of many "isms." Ibsen spoke of the purpose of his writing as "the description of humanity," and one of the foundations of drama in a New Society was that characters seek their "identity." In A Doll's House, life seems to be going well for Ibsen's protagonist, Nora, and her young family - husband Torvald has just been promoted, the children are excited, and Christmastime rings through the house. But this is only the surface appearance and the undercurrents of past, present, and future rock this household from the opening scene to the final, shocking conclusion.

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