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 or register for a theatre course.


2014 Fall Play
Almost, Maine

The New Black Box Theatre at McHenry County College presents "Almost, Maine" by Jon Cariani, directed by Jay Geller.

See performances of "Almost, Maine" on November 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. All performances will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general public and $10 for MCC students, faculty/staff, alumni and senior citizens. To reserve a seat or for more information, call Jay Geller at (815) 455-8746 or email him at jgeller@mchenry.edu.

2015 Spring Play
Auditons for Columbinus

Auditions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, December 8 and 9 in the Black Box Theatre, Room E122. Those who are auditioning should provide a two to three-minute dramatic monologue or a reading will be provided. Roles are available for five men and three women, ages 16 through 25.

Callbacks will be held on Thursday, December 11.  Rehearsals will begin on Monday, Jan. 19 and will continue each Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.  Performances will be held March 5-7, 12-14, and 19-21. 

Scripts will be available on reserve in the MCC Library. 

About the play - Columbinus

A play sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, columbinus probes the psychological warfare of alienation, hostility and social pressure that goes on in high schools across America. Created by The United States Theatre Project, written by Stephen Karam and P.J. Paparelli and directed by Jay Geller, columbinus weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton as well as diaries and home video footage to bring to light the dark recesses of American adolescence.

Select a poster and check out our past productions!

Hair
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
Cabare
Cabaret
Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
Our Town
Our Town
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
The Wedding Singer
The Wedding Singer
Suburbia
Suburbia