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2022-2023 Season

Masks continue to be welcome and optional in the theater.

The Yellow Boat has been chosen to perform at the State Thespian Festival!  We are so proud of these exceptional kids! 


Over these three days of competition and workshops, we will have 19 students and 3 chaperones in Salem.  We will need to feed all of them four times while we are there! 


Every donation of $15 helps us feed a meal for one of these folks.  If you can help us out, click this link!

The Yellow Boat

The Yellow Boat by David Saar

April 6, 7, and 8 at 7:00 pm

April 8 at 2:00 pm


This show is headed to STATE!  Thank you for joining us for this show!  If you are able, see above regarding donations for lunches and dinners while we're at State the week after we perform at DHS from Thursday until Saturday.


"It's what we do with the time we have that matters." - Metro Theater Company's Guide to The Yellow Boat by David Saar.


The Yellow Boat is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar's son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications.  A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings.  The story of The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of one child's life and of the strength and courage of all children.


Though it touches on and sensitively explores issues of death and dying and AIDS, the play is about living.  It is about the power of imagination and art to transform our lives and make them full of color, energy, humor, and hope.  This play was written especially with young audiences in mind.


Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

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February 24, 25, and 27 at 7:00 pm

February 25 at 2:00 pm

Rodger's and Hammerstein's Classic Musical

The classic fairytale live onstage!  A little dancing, a lot of music, pumpkins, and animal friends!  Come join us for a magical event. 


Four shows only!

This show is appropriate for all ages.


November 10, 11, and 12 at 7:00 pm

November 12 at 2:00 pm

Shakespeare's classic story of political ambition run wild and the danger of seeking power.

This production features depictions of violence and may not be suitable for all audience members.

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