Current Season

2013-2014 Season: April 24-27 and May 1-4, 2014

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The ultimate comedy of manners, this perennial favorite has galvanized actors and regaled audiences since its Covent Garden premiere in 1775. With its hilarious episodes of mistaken identity, withering satire of amorous intrigue, dizzying plot twists, and beloved characters like Lydia Languish, Captain Jack Absolute and the unforgettable Mrs. Malaprop, this springtime treat is a comedy festival in itself.

Show times: 8:00 p.m. for evening and 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees.

Cast

Name Role
Josiah Williams Sir Anthony Absolute
Katey Kraemer Mrs. Malaprop
Derek Yeghizarian Sir Jack Absolute
Angelica Jackson Lydia Languish
Ashley Bendien Julia
Payton McDermott Faulkland
Greg Savel Sir Lucius O'Trigger
Cedric Knuth Bob Acres
Crystal Pulkowski Fag
Becca Laird Thomas
Megan Grott David
Hanna Williams Lucy

2013 - 2014 Season: Feb 27-Mar 2 and Mar 6-9, 2014

by Bruce Norris 

Directed by distinguished guest artist and former Western Illinois University professor, Dr. Egla Hassan, Clybourne Park will run Thursdays through Saturdays February 27-March 1 and March 6-8 at 8 PM, with Sunday matinees March 2 and 9 at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for students, and $12  for Bradley faculty and staff/students/seniors. For tickets call 309-677-2650

Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris’s acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy and sequel to the Lorraine Hansberry stage classic, A Raisin in the Sun, will begin its Central Illinois premiere at Bradley University Theatre’s Hartman Center for the Performing Arts on February 27. The New York Times has called the play “vital, sharp-witted, and ferociously smart!”

Cast 

Name Role
Katie Kraemer Bev/Kathy
Peyton McDermott Russ/Dan
Kiayla Jackson Francine/Lena
Kyle Peck Jim/Tom/Kenneth
Aris-Allen Roberson Albert/Kevin
Greg Savel Karl/Steve
Dara Ozarowski Betsy/Lindsey

2013-2014 Season: Nov 14-17 and Nov 21-24, 2013

by Charles Mee, Jr.

50 Greek brides, all sisters, flee to Italy to escape forced marriage to 50 grooms, all brothers.  When the men pursue them by helicopter to demand their return, surreal comedy, gender politics, and hand-to-hand combat fuel the mayhem.  An acclaimed retelling of Aeschylus' Suppliant Women, the oldest drama in the western world.

" Comedic, gymnastic, musical, sensual, shocking, and redemptive." (NY Times)

 

Cast

Name Role
Erin Kennedy Lydia
Jake Hayes Guilliano
Angelica Richardson Ollympia
Taylor Soto Thyona
Greg Savel Constantine
Jacob Knobbe Nikos
Derek Yeghiazarian Oed
Crystal Pulkowski Eleanor
Lorelei Volpe Bella
John Carroll Piero
Peyton McDermott Leo 
 

2013 - 2014 Season: Sept 26-29 and Oct 3-6, 2013

Book & Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls)

The boldly theatrical musical based on the lives of the celebrated Hilton Sisters, Daisy and Violet: conjoined twins whose triumphant and tragic lives ranged from the freak shows and carnival tents of Depression-era America to the stages of Vaudeville and the cameras of Hollywood.

"Daring and Enthralling" (NY Times)

Cast

Daisy Hilton Morgan Green
Violet Hilton Hannah Williams
Terry Connor Peyton McDermott
Buddy Foster Kyle Peck
Jake Josiah Williams
The Boss Kate Erin Kennedy
Harem Girls Megan Grott, Sarah Heilbronner, Becca Laird
Reptile Man John Carroll
Fakir Justina Risinger
Snake Lady Crystal Pulkowski
Fortune Teller Akilah Brown
Bearded Lady Katey Kraemer
Ensemble Akilah Brown, John Carroll, Megan Grott, Sarah Heilbronner, Cedric Knuth, Katey Kraemer, Becca Laird, Crystal Pulkowski, Justina Risinger