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Double dose of hilarity at Parkland

Fans of the absurd are in for a double dose of hilarity courtesy of the Parkland College Department of Fine and Applied Arts and their current offerings: Christopher Durang's "The Actor's Nightmare" and the Neo-Futurist Acting Company's "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind."

Entertainment listings, Nov. 15-23

 

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

Parkland actors on the clock as they are expected to do 30 plays in 60 minutes

CHAMPAIGN — If you feel some theater and other performances are too long, head over to Parkland Theatre to see its latest production: Neo-Futurist plays from "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind" — 30 plays in 60 minutes — and as a warm-up, Christopher Durang's short comedy "The Actor's Nightmare."

'Hairspray' will hit DACC stage next weekend

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College's liberal arts division and the DACC Players will present "Hairspray" this upcoming weekend.

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16-18, at Bremer Theater.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 9-16

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

'A Bespoke Generation' exhibit to open

CHAMPAIGN — The exhibition, "A Bespoke Generation," on view starting Friday at the Indi Go Artist Co-op, will explore historical costumes from the University of Illinois and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts collection.

The opening reception will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Indi Go, 9 E. University Ave., C. The exhibition will remain on display through Nov. 21.

Opera coming to Krannert fulfills toast to friends

URBANA — After conducting Daniel Catan's opera "Rappaccini's Daughter" in 2009 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Eduardo Diazmunoz made a toast to Catan and Thomas Schleis, promising that he would conduct all of Catan's operas at Illinois.

Youngsters to present 'Much Ado'

CHAMPAIGN — The World Stage Theatre Company will present William Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as a 1 p.m. matinee Friday, at the Stratford Park Bible Chapel, 2801 W. Kirby Ave.

Youth production of 'Holka Polka!' slated for this week in Paxton

PAXTON — The Tri-County Children's Theatre Workshop will present "Holka Polka!" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Market Street Theatre.

The presentation is the culmination of the Tri-County Players' first children's theater workshop, which has been meeting for months.

'Chicago' first production at reopened auditorium

URBANA — The Urbana High School Theatre Department will present the Broadway hit "Chicago" from Wednesday through Nov. 11. The musical will be the inaugural theater production in the newly remodeled Cobb Auditorium.