Past Seasons and Archive

Past Seasons and Archive

2020

MCCT’s Online Revue Show
Various Acts
directed by Jason Lopez
Online Presentation
August

MCCT’s Online Revue Show Photo Gallery
Watch the FULL PERFORMANCE of MCCT’s Online Revue Show
Bloomington Herald-TimesVirtual revue proves local theater is still alive

All’s Well that Ends Well
by William Shakespeare
directed by Steve Heise
Online Presentation
June

All’s Well that Ends Well Photo Gallery
Watch the FULL PERFORMANCE of All’s Well that Ends Well

2019

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Reprise)
by William Shakespeare
directed by Steve Heise
at the Monroe County Public Library
November

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Reprise) Photo Gallery
Watch scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Reprise)
Watch Intermission performance Delightful Duel

Revue Show
Various Acts
at the Monroe County Public Library
October

Watch Oblivious from the Revue Show

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
directed by Steve Heise
at Third Street Park
September

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Photo Gallery
Watch the FULL PERFORMANCE of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Bloom Magazine – Civic Theater Hails 30 Years of the Bard in the Park
Bloomington Herald-Times – Grab a blanket for Shakespeare in the Park
IDS News article – Bloomington Shakespeare in the Park shares 30th Anniversary

Frozen
by Bryony Lavery
directed by Emily Bedwell
at John Waldron Arts Center – Rose Firebay
August

Frozen Photo Gallery
Interview with the cast and director of Frozen
Bloomington Herald-Times – Why do grownups prey on children? Play seeks answers
Bloomington Herald-Times – No princesses or talking snowmen in this ‘Frozen’
IDS News article – Monroe County Civic Theater to present ‘Frozen’
Indiana Public Media – Frozen by Bryony Lavery – Listen to an interview with director Emily Bedwell

Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
directed by Eric Van Gucht
at Windfall Dance Studio
May

Twelfth Night Photo Gallery
Watch the FULL PERFORMANCE of Twelfth Night
Bloomington Herald-Times – Foolery walks about the MCCT stage (in a good way)
IDS News article – “Twelfth Night” to show for two nights only

Farndale Macbeth
by William Shakespeare, David McGillivray, Walter Zerlin Jr.
directed Bill Goveia
at Stages Bloomington
April

Farndale Macbeth Photo Gallery
Actor Profile:  Steve Scott
Crew Profile:  Dorothy Granger
Bloomington Herald-Times – Flubbed lines, missed cues, nonworking props: ‘Farndale’ is good

Directors’ Symposium
Various Acts
at the Monroe County Public Library
February

Directors’ Symposium Photo Gallery
Bloomington Herald-Times – Local theater company adjusts old goals, attracts new talent

2018

King Lear
by William Shakespeare
directed by Steve Heise
at John Waldron Arts Center – Rose Firebay
October

King Lear Photo Gallery and Review
Watch the FULL PERFORMANCE of King Lear
Actor Profile:  Roy Sillings
Actor Profile:  Gwen Livesay
Actor Profile:  Marty Cusato
Crew Profile:  B. Stryker Delong
Bloomington Herald-Times – Bloomington’s amateur theater takes on “Lear” and succeeds

Uncertainty (Or, Imprecision)
by Nicholas Krohn
directed by Emily McGee
at Oddball Fermentables
September

Uncertainty (Or, Imprecision) Photo Gallery
Actor Profile:  Gregory Maus
Actor Profile:  Jessica Joslin
Crew Profile:  Emily Mcgee
Writer Profile:  Nicholas Krohn
Bloomington Herald-Times – Monroe County Civic Theatre kicks off season with an Oddball comedy

The Show Must Go On (A Queen Cabaret)
directed by Katelin Hope Vesely
at Various Venues
June/July

The Show Must Go On (A Queen Cabaret) Photo Gallery
Listen to song selections from The Show Must Go On: A Queen Cabaret live on WFHB 6/6/18
Watch scenes from the performance of The Show Must Go On (A Queen Cabaret)
Bloomington Herald-Times – Amateurs sing like pros in cabaret devoted to Queen
IDS News article – ‘The Show Must Go On:  A Queen Cabaret’ pays tribute to legendary band Queen

The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
directed by Rory Willats
at Third Street Park
June

The Tempest Photo Gallery
Actor Profile:  Rene Llewellyn
Actor Profile:  Becky Stapf
Actor Profile:  Caleb Curtis
Actor Profile:  Mike Milam
Designer Profile:  Jacy Harper
Bloomington Herald-Times – Indoors or outdoors, ‘Tempest’ is a timeless tale that deserves to be heard
Bloomington Herald-Times – Monroe County Civic Theater brings ‘The Tempest’ to the park
IDS News article – Amateur theater troupe presents The Tempest
IDS News article – Local theater group to present ‘The Tempest’

The Tempest In a Teacup
By Jason Lopez
directed by Jason Lopez
at Third Street Park
June

The Tempest In a Teacup Photo Gallery

When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?
by Mark Medoff
directed by I James Torry
at Cafe Pizzaria
April

When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? Photo Gallery and Review
Actor Profile: Eric Van Gucht
Bloomington Herald-Times – Dark, scary, but good play explores humans’ resistance to change

2017

Variety Show
Various Acts
at Player’s Pub
December

Variety Show Photo Gallery
Watch Fields of Valor from the Variety Show
Watch Cup of Dreams from the Variety Show
Watch singers perform Everybody’s Waitin’ for the Man with the Bag
IDS News article – Eighteenth Director’s Symposium offers theater and music

Travesties
by Tom Stoppard
directed by Gwen Livesay & Steve Heise
at Oddball Fermentables
November

Travesties 2017 Program
Travesties Photo Gallery and Review
Bloomington Herald-Times – Lenin, James Joyce and artist Tristan Tzara come to (supercharged) life in ‘Travesties’

The Odd Couple (Female Version)
by Neil Simon
directed by I. James Torry
at Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center – Rose Firebay
September

The Odd Couple (Female Version) 2017 Program
The Odd Couple (Female Version) Photo Gallery
Watch scenes from the performance of The Odd Couple (Female Version)
Bloomington Herald-Times – Women can do it, too: Civic theater puts on Neil Simon with a twist
IDS News article – The Odd Couple performs at Waldron Fine Arts Center
Limestone Post article – Behind the Curtain: Friends Play Female ‘Odd Couple’ in New MCCT Production

As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
directed by Steve Heise
at 3rd Street Park
June

As You Like It 2017 Program
As You Like It Interview with WFIU and Photo Gallery
Bloom Magazine – Shakespeare in the Park: Exclusive Video
Bloomington Herald-Times – Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ offers a lot to like

Euripides’ The Trojan Women
adapted by Jean Paul Sartre
directed by Jennifer Whitaker
at Blockhouse Bar
April

The Trojan Women 2017 Program
The Trojan Women Photo Gallery
Watch the FULL PERFORMANCE of The Trojan Women 4/7/17
Listen to original music from The Trojan Women
Bloomington Herald-Times – ‘The Trojan Women’ shows tragedy of war
Bloomington Herald-Times – One new, one old play coming to Bloomington stages
Indiana Public Media – The Trojan Women: Pity and Terror – Listen to an interview with director Jennifer Whitaker

2016

It’s a Wonderful Life
adapted by Russell McGee
directed by Sarah Mae Ruggles
at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church
December

It’s a Wonderful Life 2016 Program
It’s a Wonderful Life Photo Gallery
Bloomington Herald-Times – Civic theater stages ‘Wonderful’ production

MCCT 30th Anniversary Evening
at Monroe County History Center
September

Watch highlights from MCCT’s 30th Anniversary Show

Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
directed by Steve Heise
at 3rd Street Park
June

Much Ado About Nothing 2016 Program
Much Ado About Nothing Photo Gallery
Watch the FULL PERFORMANCE of Much Ado About Nothing

Lysistrata
by Aristophanes
directed by Jennifer Whitaker
at Blockhouse Bloomington
March

Lysistrata Program
Lysistrata Photo Gallery and Review
Watch the FULL PERFORMANCE of Lysistrata
Bloom Magazine – Monroe County Civic Theater kicks off 30th year in Bloomington this March!
Bloom Magazine – Monroe County Civic Theatre presents Lysistrata
Bloomington Herald-Times – Battle of the sexes in ‘Lysistrata’ seeks to end a war
IDS News article – Ancient Greek play evokes modern themes

2015

The Plot to Overthrow Christmas
by Norman Corwin
directed by Zilia Sellés and Roy Sillings
in partnership with WFHB Bloomington
December

The Plot to Overthrow Christmas Review
Listen to The Plot to Overthrow Christmas on WFHB

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
directed by Steve Heise & Jennifer Whitaker
at Blockhouse Bloomington
October

Macbeth 2015 Program
Macbeth Photo Gallery
Watch Macbeth – Act 2, Scene 1 – “Is this a dagger I see before me?”
Watch Macbeth – Act 2, Scene 3 – The Porter
Watch Macbeth – Act 4, Scene 1 – The Witches
Watch Macbeth – Act 4, Scene 3 – Malcolm and Macduff
Watch Macbeth – Act 5, Scene 8 – Fight Choreography

Night of the Living Dead
by George A. Romero
adapted by Jennifer Whitaker and Roy Sillings
directed by Roy Sillings and Brant Hughes
in partnership with WFHB Bloomington
October

Listen to Night of the Living Dead

Cymbeline
by William Shakespeare
directed by Phillip Addison
at 3rd Street Park
June

Cymbeline Photo Gallery and Review
Listen to an Interview with director Phillip Addison on WFHB
Bloomington Herald-Times – Praiseworthy performances in local production of Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’

Songs By Request: A Fundraising Cabaret
by Eric Anderson
at Rachael’s Cafe
March

Songs By Request Announcement
Watch Songs By Request Performances 3/29/15

2014

MCCT Board Reading: A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
directed by Sheila Butler
at Golden Living and Rachael’s Cafe
December

MCCT Board Reading: A Christmas Carol Photo Gallery

Off to Work We Go
directed by Sheila Butler
at Bloomington South High School
December

Bloomington Herald-Times – Theater evening focuses on finding work

12 Angry Jurors
by Reginald Rose
directed by Eric VanGucht and James Torry
at Windfall Dance Studio
July

12 Angry Jurors Cast List, Photo Gallery, and Review
Bloomington Herald-Times – Updated drama should provoke thought and discussion about American legal system

Hamlet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Gregory Morales
at Third St Park

Hamlet Cast List and Review
Bloomington Herald-Times – Monroe County Civic Theater delivers on its daunting missions

25th Anniversary Shakespeare in the Park Festival
Community Readings of all Shakespeare’s Plays
produced by MCCT & Eric Anderson, Jr
at Third St Park
June

25th Anniversary Community Readings Photo Gallery
Bloom Magazine – MCCT’s 25th Annual Shakespeare in the Park
Bloomington Herald-Times – All the town’s a stage as Shakespeare in the Park marks 25th year
IDS News article – Annual series celebrates Shakespeare for 25th year

Going Solo
at Windfall Dance Studio
March

2013

Urinetown: The Musical
by Greg Kotis
directed by Eric Anderson, Jr
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
September

Urinetown: The Musical Photo Gallery and Review
Watch Dance Choreography from Urinetown: The Musical

The Three Musketeers: All Swash & No Buckle
directed by Crystal Ann White
at Windfall Dance Studio
July

The Three Musketeers: All Swash & No Buckle Photo Gallery
Bloomington Herald-Times – Theater group takes fun and funnier approach to ‘The Three Musketeers’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
directed by Eric Anderson, Jr
at Third St Park
June

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Photo Gallery
Bloomington Herald-Times – Theater Review: ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in the park

Going Solo – A Performers Showcase
at Windfall Dance Solo
March

2012

2nd Annual Madrigal Dinner
presented in partnership with Bloomington Early Music Festival
at The Fields Clubhouse

Madrigal Dinner Photo Gallery
Indiana Public Media article – Area Arts Organization Partner for Madrigal Dinner

Director’s Symposium XVII – ‘Scenes for Two’
Featuring selections from:
A Life in Theatre, by David Mamet
directed by Eric Anderson, Jr
Sure Thing, by David Ives
directed by Kelsey Rae Witt
at The Lodge
October

Working
directed by Eric Anderson, Jr
at Bloomington Playwrights Project

Bloomington Herald-Times – Take this job and sing it: ‘Working’ commitment celebrated, questioned
IDS News article – Monroe County Civic Theater to present ‘Working’
IDS News article – “Working” premieres for Labor Day Weekend

MacBeth
directed by Sheila Butler
at Third St Park

Macbeth Photo Gallery
Bloomington Herald-Times – Regicide in the park: Monroe County Civic Theatre’s annual Shakespearean production
IDS News article – Local Theater prepares for Shakespeare opening

You Can’t Do That In High School:  An Adolescent Cabaret
directed by Eric Anderson, Jr
at Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
April

Watch scenes from You Can’t Do That In High School:  An Adolescent Cabaret

2011

A Madrigal Dinner
at KRC Catering
December

IDS News article – Madrigals to perform at Rachael’s Cafe

25th Anniversary Celebration/Directors’ Symposium XVI
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
September

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged
by Adam Long, David Singer, Jess Winfield
directed by Frank Buczolich and Jim Hettmer
at Third St Park
June

Bloomington Herald-Times – A rush and scampering of Shakespeare in the park

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
by Clark Gesner
directed by Sheila Butler
at Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
March

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Photo Gallery
Watch Dance Choreography from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Bloomington Herald-Times – ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ wins awards at performing arts festival
IDS News article – Charlie Brown to come to Monroe Civic Theater
Indiana Public Media – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Listen to an interview with director Sheila Butler

2010

Scrooge Variations
by Eric R. Pfeffinger
directed by Prince and Sheila Butler
at John Waldron Arts Center Rose Firebay
December

Bloomington Herald-Times – MCCT serves bite-sized yet tasty ‘Christmas Carol’
Indiana Public Media article – An Extra Helping of ‘Bah, Humbug!’ In ‘Scrooge Variations’ – Listen to an intervew with director Sheila Butler

Directors’ Symposium XV
Featuring selections from:
Radio Play (An Iraqi War veteran comes home)
by Norman Corwin, updated by Norman Corwin and Richard Fish
directed by Andrew Bowen
Grandma Magic
by Jean Stinson
directed by Pat Anderson
Mary of Scotland (final scene)
by Maxwell Anderson
directed by Janice Clevenger
The Swan Song
by Anton Chekhov
directed by Silas Brunner
Penguins in the Mist
by Prince Butler
directed by Sheila Butler
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
September

Henry VIII
by William Shakespeare
directed by Denise Valkyrie
at Third St Park
June

Indiana Public Media article – Monroe County Civic Theatre Performs Shakespeare’s Henry VIII

Babes in Arms
by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
produced in association with Barnyard Productions
directed by Russell Stinson and Sheila Butler
at Jackson Creek Middle School
March

2009

A Christmas Carol
adapted by Anthony Polermo
directed by Sheila Butler
at Bell Trace Senior Living Community
at Rachel’s Café
at Meadowwood Retirement Center
December

Othello, The Moor of Venice
by William Shakespeare
directed by Nate Stanger
at Third Street Park
September

IDS News article – ‘Othello’ grooves onstage

A Shakespeare Sampler
Featuring scenes from:
Henry VI Part I
Macbeth
Titus Andronicus
Henry VIII
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Cymbeline
directed by Phillip Addison
at Third Street Park
June

Directors’ Symposium XIV: A Night of Lewis Carroll
Featuring selections from:
     Alice in Wonderland
adapted by Russell McGee
directed by Sheila Butler
     Through The Looking Glass
adapted by Roy Sillings
directed by Susan Anderson
at John Waldron Arts Center Rose Firebay
May

2008

A Christmas Carol
adapted from Dickens by Russell McGee
directed by Sheila Butler
at The Irish Lion
at Rachael’s Café
at Macy’s Greenwood
December

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
by William Shakespeare
directed by Sheila Butler and Janice Clevenger
at Third Street Park
September

Bloomington Herald-Times – After a stormy debut, play gets happy ending
Bloomington Herald-Times – Waning days of summer sparkle with ‘Verona’
IDS News article – Treachery, deceit in Shakespeare in the park
IDS News article – Shakespeare in the Park to begin Friday evening
Indiana Public Media – Monroe County Civic Theatre – Two Gentlemen of Verona – Listen to an interview with actors Thomas Root and Brent Williamson

The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
directed by Ben Aldred
at Third Street Park
June

Bloomington Herald-Times – Forsooth! Civic theater tackles ‘The Tempest’

Little Red Riding Hood
by Ruth Aaron Grove
directed by Hannah Moss
at Rachael’s Café
at The Cinemat
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
at First United Methodist Church
at Brown County Public Library
at Mayfield’s MCL Cafeteria
May

Bloomington Herald-Times – MCCT’s ‘Red’ aims to prove fairy tales can be modern
Bloomington Herald Times – All the better to reach out to you with, my dear …
IDS News article – MCCT to debut ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ at Rachael’s Cafe Thursday

Directors’ Symposium XIII

Featuring selections from:
     The Ditch
by Mike Smith
directed by Aimee Taylor and Hannah Moss
Elephant Backs
by Kelly Lusk
directed by Hannah Moss
Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
by Breshaun Joyner
directed by Jack Johnson
Sordid Soap Opera of the Soul
by Andy Alphonse
directed by David Nosko
God Save Life
by Holly McClane
directed by Andy Alphonse
Missionary Style
by Albert Powell
directed by Hannah Moss
To Life
by Sue Capaldo
directed by Jack Johnson
The Date
by Mike Smith
directed by Andy Alphonse
Reaping the Fall
by Andy Alphonse
directed by Hannah Moss
Inner Monologue
by Ruth Aaron Grove
directed by Jack Johnson
at John Waldron Arts Center Rose Firebay
March

Bloomington Herald-Times – Director’s Symposium XIII a low-tech, creative-rich theater

Through the Looking Glass
by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Roy Sillings
directed by David Nosko
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
at The Cinemat
at Brown County Public Library
March

Bloomington Herald-Times – MCCT turns fantasy theater on its head with Carroll’s ‘Looking Glass’
Bloomington Herald-Times – Theater for the family

2007

A Christmas Carol
adapted from Dickens by Russell McGee
directed by David Nosko
at Rhino’s Youth Center & All-Ages Music Club
at Monroe County Courthouse
at The Cinemat
at Bloomington City Hall Atrium
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
at Monroe County Public Library
at The Hilltop Restaurant
December

IDS News article – Local production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ aims to entertain
IDS News article – New rendition of ‘A Christmas Carol’ a non-traditional treat

Over the River and Through the Woods
by Joe DiPietro
directed by Rance Fawbush
at John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
November

IDS News article – ‘Over the River’ relates to audiences through familiar characters

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
dramatized by Joseph William Comyns Carr
edited, adapted, and directed by Russell McGee
at The Cinemat
at The Merry Mac Players
at Owen County Public Library
November/December

IDS News article – ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ brought to life by Monroe County Civic Theater
Indiana Public Media – Monroe County Civic Theater: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Listen to an interview with Russell Mcgee, Ryan Powell, and Karynne Korbacher

Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Russell McGee
at Third Street Park
September

IDS News article – Bloomington presents it’s own rendition of ‘Romeo and Juliet’
IDS News article – Bloomington influenced ‘Romeo and Juliet’ a success

Troubled Dreams: A Kafkollage
by Roy Sillings
directed by David Nosko
at John Waldron Arts Center Rose Firebay
July

Indiana Public Media – Monroe County Civic Theatre – Troubled Dreams – Listen to an interview with directors Roy Sillings and David Nosko

Antony and Cleopatra
by William Shakespeare
directed by Phillip Addison
at Third Street Park
at McCormick’s Creek State Park
June

IDS News article – MCCT presents Shakespeare in the park

Directors’ Symposium XII

Featuring selections from:
     The 100th Show
by Phillip Addison
directed by Caitlin Moroney
Busu, the Magic Poison
Author Unknown
directed by Janice Clevenger
Love and Hitchcock
by Derrick Krober
directed by Bill Goveia
Solemn Solitude
by Russell McGee
directed by Pat Anderson
Freedom Isn’t Free
by Holly McClane
directed by Lauren Steffen
at John Waldron Arts Center Rose Firebay
April

IDS News article – Civic Theater presents 100th performance

Social Circles
written and directed by Ben Aldred
at Max’s Place
February/March

2006

A Christmas Carol
adapted from Dickens by Russell McGee
directed by Bill Goveia
at The Irish Lion
at The Hilltop Restaurant
at The Mark
December

Bloomington Herald-Times – ’Tis the season for staging of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Dracula
by Bram Stoker
edited and adapted by Russell McGee
at The Hilltop Restaurant
at The Irish Lion
October/November

Bloomington Herald-Times – Theater-goers can pick evil or good
IDS News article – Actors stage ‘Dracula’ plays for the first time since 1897

Hadrian the Seventh
by Peter Luke
directed by Rance Fawbush
at John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
October

Pericles, Prince of Tyre
William Shakespeare
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Third Street Park
September

Bloomington Herald-Times – Some Shakespeare in the park, anybody?
IDS News article – Shakespeare production on outdoor stage

Oliver Crumb and the Key to Atlantis
by Russell McGee and Sara Angharad
directed by Russell McGee
at The Irish Lion
at The Hilltop Restaurant
at Owen County Public Library
September

Official website of Russell Mcgee’s Oliver Crumb and the Key to Atlantis
Bloomington Herald-Times – Oliver Crumb family adventure a lively yarn
Bloomington Herald-Times – Civic theater takes an original turn

Alice in Wonderland
adapted from Lewis Carroll by Russell McGee
directed by Jim Hettmer
at The Mark
at The Irish Lion
July

Bloomington Herald-Times – Wonderland on stage

Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
directed by Ben Aldred
at Third Street Park
June

Bloomington Herald-Times – Marx in the spotlight

Directors’ Symposium XI
Featuring selections from:
The Duck Variations
by David Mamet
directed by Frank Buczolich and Rance Fawbush
Ethel’s Dinner Party
by Phillip Addison
directed by Phillip Addison
Talking in the Dark
by Chad Eagleton
directed by Jim Hettmer
Roman Bath
by Russell McGee
directed by David Michel
at John Waldron Arts Center
March/April

Bloomington Herald-Times – Direct Approach

Babbling Banshee, or The Roaring Lore of the Irish Lion
by Russell McGee
directed by Freddie Rodriguez
at The Irish Lion
at O’Brien’s Grill
at Owen County Public Library
March

Bloomington Herald-Times – The Babbling Banshee

The Emperor’s Daughters
by Cena Christopher Draper
Sleeping Beauty
by Catherine Wilkinson
Directed by Janice Clevenger
at John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
at Owen Valley High School
February/March

Bloomington Herald-Times – Magic Spell
IDS News article – ‘Emperor’s Daughters,’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ onstage at John Waldron Saturday

2005

A Christmas Carol
adapted from Dickens by Russell McGee
directed by Russell McGee
at The Irish Lion
December

Bloomington Herald-Times – Magical Visitors
IDS News article – Irish Lion hosts classic Christmas play

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
adapted and directed by Russell McGee
at Owen County Public Library
at The Irish Lion
October/November

Bloomington Herald-Times – Pub theater fits production
Bloomington Herald-Times – Frankenstein’s feminine side
IDS News article – ‘Frankenstein’ to be brought alive at pub
IDS News article – ‘Frankenstein’ brings big acting to tiny stage

The Merry Wives of Windsor
by William Shakespeare
directed by Frank Buczolich
at Third Street Park Stage
August

Bloomington Herald-Times – ‘Desperate’ Merry Wives

A Twist of Treason
by Julian Livingston
directed by Janice Clevenger
at John Waldron Arts Center
July

Bloomington Herald-Times – Livingston’s ‘Twist of Treason’ well executed
Bloomington Herald-Times – Julian Livingston’s ‘Treason’ opera a dream come to life

Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare
directed by Phillip Addison
at Third Street Park
June

Bloomington Herald-Times – Brute Strength

Directors’ Symposium X
Featuring selections from:
And… Blackout!, MCCT’s First Improv Troupe
directed by Ben Aldred
The Beau of Bath
by Constance D’Arcy Mackay
directed by Janice Clevenger
Sorry, Wrong Number
by Lucille Fletcher
directed by Robert Wagner
Lysistrata Americana
adapted and directed by Russell McGee
at John Waldron Arts Center
April

Bloomington Herald-Times – Theater variety pack covers all tastes
Bloomington Herald-Times – Direct effect

Sasha Sings Dinah!
written and directed by Sasha Daltonn
at Fountain Square Ballroom
February

2004

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
directed by David Michel
at Third Street Park Stage
August

Bloomington Herald-Times – The mystery of Macbeth
IDS News article – Local group performs ‘Macbeth’ at Third Street Park

Taming of the Shrew
by William Shakespeare
directed by the Sisters Bruce
at Third Street Park
June

Bloomington Herald-Times – Two tame shrew
IDS News article – ‘Taming of the Shrew’ comes to Third Street Park
IDS News article – Entertaining ‘Shrew’ needs update

Engaged
by W.S. Gilbert
directed by Janice Clevenger
at John Waldron Arts Center
April/May

Bloomington Herald-Times – W.S. Gilbert play pure comedic entertainment
Bloomington Herald-Times – Pressing ‘Engagement’

New Directors’ Symposium IX
Featuring selections from:
Talking in the Dark
by Chad Eagleton
directed by Rance Fawbush
Suppressed Desires
by Susan Glaspell
directed by Robert Wagner
The Purple Sink
by Fran Record
directed by Fran Record
at John Waldron Arts Center
     February/March

2003

Hamlet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Phil Kasper
at Third Street Park
August

Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
directed by Maria Eagleton
at Third Street Park
June

Indiana Public Media article – Much Ado About Nothing

Akhenaten & Nefertiti
by Russell McGee
directed by Russell McGee
at John Waldron Arts Center
April

Bloomington Herald-Times – Love of Egyptian history obvious in ‘Akhenaten’

New Directors’ Symposium VIII
Featuring selections from:
Another Play About Hamlet
written and directed by Sean Fear
White Trash Zombies
written and directed by Annie Vowell
at John Waldron Arts Center
February/March

2002

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: an 80’s Musical
adapted from William Shakespeare
directed by Katelin Hope Vesely
at Third Street Park
August

Othello, the Moor of Venice
by William Shakespeare
directed by Chad Eagleton
at Third Street Park
June

New Directors’ Symposium VII
Featuring selections from:
The 4th Story
written and directed by Emily Goodson
A Strange Case of Rabies
written and directed by Chad Eagleton
The Spaghetti Flies at Midnight, Mountain Standard Time
written and directed by Phillip Addison
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
March

Three Modern Kyogen
by Donald Richie
The Perfect Servants
directed by Janice Clevenger
The Magic Fundoshi
directed by Tyler Andrews
The Misplaced Goddess
directed by Paula Douthitt-Rush
at Monroe County Public Library
January

Indiana Public Media article – Three Modern Kyogen

2001

The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare
directed by Rance Fawbush
at Third Street Park
August

As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
directed by Scot Shamblin
at Third Street Park
June

The Bacchae
by Euripides
directed by Elizabeth Cady Friebus
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
April

New Directors’ Symposium VI
Featuring selections from:
Deus ex Machina
by G.L. Horton
directed by Rance Fawbush
Red Carnations
by Glen Hughes
directed by Robert Wagner
All the Good Ones
by Andrew Reyes
directed by Andrew Reyes
In Progress
by Bill Watson
directed by Scot Shamblin
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
March

Celestina
by F. de Rojas
directed by Katelin Hope Vesely
at Rhino’s All Ages Club
January

IDS News article – Civic Theater adapts 1499 ‘La Celestina’
IDS News article – Modern take on play doesn’t live up to script

2000

The Imaginary Invalid
by Molière
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
October

IDS News article – Moliere production hits mark

A Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
directed by Kyle McIntosh
at Third Street Park Stage
August

Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare
directed by Amanda Renee Baker
at Third Street Park
June

New Directors Symposium V
Featuring selections from:
Sure Thing
by David Ives
directed by Katelin Hope Vesely
One Egg
by Babette Hughes
directed by Michael Kling
Words, Words, Words
by David Ives
directed by Jessica Lawson
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
March

Four Medieval Farces
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Monroe County Public Library
January

1999

Caesar and Cleopatra
by G. B. Shaw
directed by Alex Service
at John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
November

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
by William Shakespeare
directed by Mike Price
at Third Street Park
August

Henry V
by William Shakespeare
directed by Kathy Cox-Burke
at Third Street Park
June

Lysistrata
by Aristophanes
directed by Elizabeth Cady
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
May

New Directors’ Symposium IV
Featuring selections from:
Con Artist
by Guy Morton
directed by Katelin Hope Vesely
The Greatest Man Alive
by Eli Bolin
directed by Carolyn Kibbey
Waiting for the Parade (excerpts)
by John Murrell
directed by Amy Stepanek
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
March

Little Women
by Sara Spencer
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
January

1998

Dracula
by Hamilton Deane
directed by Alex Service
at John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
October

Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Paul Friebus
at Third Street Park
August

The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
directed by Brandy Runyon
at Third Street Park
June

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged
by Adam Long, David Singer, Jess Winfield
directed by Frank Buczolich
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
May

New Directors’ Symposium III
Featuring selections from:
The Boor
by Checkov
directed by Paul Friebus
Aria da Capo
by Edna St Vincent Millay
directed by Janice Clevenger
Scenes from Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Hal Kibbey
Women in Congress
by Aristophanes
directed by Elizabeth Cady
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
March

Death of a Salesman
by Arthur Miller
directed by Martelle Burke
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
January

1997

Cyrano de Bergerac
by Edmund Rostand (trans. by Brian Hooker)
directed by Kathy Cox-Burke
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
November

Bloomington Herald-Times – Theater review: `Cyrano De Bergerac’

Puss in Boots
by Josef Elfenbein
Cinderella
by Deborah Newman
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
October/November

Titus Andronicus
by William Shakespeare
directed by Andy Cambridge and Kyle Mcintosh
at Third Street Park
August

Watch the FULL PERFORMANCE of Titus Andronicus
Bloomington Herald-Times – Shakespeare’s ‘Titus’ opens tonight

A Winter’s Tale
by William Shakespeare
directed by Analisa Rensel
at Third Street Park
June

New Directors’ Symposium II
Featuring selections from:
Reflection
by Jeff Skora
directed by Jeff Skora
Isabell and the Fish
by Kathy and Chris Burke
directed by Chris Burke
Naomi in the Living Room
by Christopher Darang
directed by B. Runyon
A Granule
by Caroline Powell and Julie Cole
directed by Caroline Powell and Julie Cole
A Really Bad Play
by Greg Reimon
directed by Elizabeth Cady
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
March

The Taming of the Shrew
by William Shakespeare
directed by Martelle Burke
at Bloomington Playwrights’ Project
January

Bloomington Herald-Times – Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes getting another go-around

1996

King Lear
by William Shakespeare
directed by Kathy Cox-Burke
at Third Street Park
August

Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
directed by Mike Price
at Third Street Park
June

The Ticket-of-Leave-Man
by Tom Taylor
directed by Martelle Burke
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
at John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
April/May

New Directors’ Symposium I
Featuring selections from:
Trifles
by Susan Glaspell
directed by Frank Buczolich
Downwind
by Hal Kibbey
directed by Hal Kibbey
27 Wagons Full of Cotton
by Tennessee Williams
directed by Bob Baird
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
March

The Lion in Winter
by James Goldman
directed by Kathy Cox-Burke
at John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
January

Bloomington Herald Times – Struggle and rise to power at heart of ‘Lion’

1995

Six Who Pass While The Lentils Boil and Sir David Wears a Crown*
by Stuart Walker
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
at Meadowood Retirement Community
October/November

The Merry Wives of Windsor
by William Shakespeare
directed by Mike Price
at Third Street Park
September

Rapunzel and the Magic Tower
by Dan Schaaf
directed by A. Parker, G. Kray, R-E West
at Third Street Park
August

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
directed by Kathy Cox-Burke
at Third Street Park
June

The Pirates of Penzance
by Gilbert and Sullivan
directed by Robert-Eric West
at John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
April

Through My Eyes
by Dara Bidwell
directed by Dara Bidwell
at Bloomington Playwrights Project
March

1994

Feathertop & Words with a Mummy
adapted and directed by Mike Price
at John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
October

Bloomington Herald-Times – Production offers fine acting despite being uneven

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
directed by Mike Price
at Third Street Park
Excerpts at Karst Farm Park
September

Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Jonathon Pearl
at Third Street Park
June

Bloomington Herald-Times – ‘Romeo and Juliet’ an energetic production

Side by Side by Sondheim
by Stephen Sondheim et al
directed by Robert-Eric West
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
April

Merlin, Wizard Boy
by Pamela Service
directed by Ron Dye
at John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
February

1993

Rosencrantz & Gildenstern
by W.S. Gilbert
directed by Frank Buczolich
Cox & Box
by A. Sullivan and F.C. Burnand
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
November

Bloomington Herald-Times – Civic teams a Sullivan and a Gilbert

Othello
by William Shakespeare
directed by Mike Price
at Third Street Park
September

Sleeping Beauty
by Catherine Wilkinson
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Third Street Park
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
June/September/October

The Three Bears
by Charlotte Chorpenning
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
at Montessori School
at Fairview Elementary School
at University Elementary School
January

1992

Henry IV, Part 1
by William Shakespeare
directed by Alex Service
at Third Street Park
at John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
September

Bloomington Herald-Times – ‘Henry IV’ good blend of talents
Bloomington Herald-Times – Service, Civic Theater stage `Henry IV’
Bloomington Herald-Times – ‘Henry IV’ just a little summer project (1991)

The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
directed by John Weagly
at Third Street Park
at Bryan Park
at John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
June/July

Bloomington Herald-Times – No mistake about it: `The Comedy of Errors’ is a delight
Bloomington Herald-Times – ‘Comedy of Errors’ to be staged outdoors

Patience
by Gilbert and Sullivan
directed by Steve Wailes
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
March/April

Bloomington Herald-Times – Civic Theater’s `Patience’ impressive

1991

Phaedra
by Jean Racine
directed by Kai Cofer
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
December

Bloomington Herald-Times – Civic troupe takes on Greek challenge

The Elves and the Shoemaker
by Nora T. MacAlvay & C. Chorpenning
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Elletsville Fall Festival
at Binford School
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
at Tri-North School
September

Bloomington Herald-Times – Play puts kids in spotlight

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
by William Shakespeare
directed by Rick Sakasitz
at Harmony School Outdoor Stage
August/September

Bloomington Herald-Times – Outdoor Shakespeare delights
Bloomington Herald-Times – The Civic Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Harmony School Outdoor Stage
at Bryan Park
June/July

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
adapted from C.S. Lewis
directed by Kai Cofer
at IU T300
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
April

1990

Hedda Gabler
by Henrik Ibsen
directed by Kai Cofer
at Old Library Auditorium
November

Bloomington Herald-Times – ‘Hedda Gabler’ a successful production
Bloomington Herald-Times – Still-relevant `Hedda Gabler’ to be staged by Civic Theater

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Harmony School Outdoor Stage
August

Bloomington Herald-Times – Monroe Civic Theater takes on Shakespeare
Bloomington Herald-Times – ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is delightful
Bloomington Herald-Times – Civic Theater to produce `Midsummer Night’s Dream’

The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
directed by Kai Cofer
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
April

Bloomington Herald-Times – ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ pleasant
Bloomington Herald-Times – Oscar Wilde play staged by Monroe Civic

1989

Bertha, the Beautiful Typewriter Girl
by Charles George
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
October/November

Bloomington Herald-Times – “Bertha’ a melodramatic tale of love, extortion

1988

Two Kyogen/ Five Theatres in Search of a Playhouse
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Second Story
December

The Monkey’s Paw
adapted for reader’s theatre
directed by David Wade
at Harmony School Auditorium
October

Four Japanese Kyogen
authors unknown
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
September/October

Bloomington Herald Times – Skilled acting enhances performance of kyogen
Bloomington Herald-Times – Civic Theater to present four Japanese comedies

Same Time Next Year
by Bernard Slade
directed by David Wade
at Harmony School Auditorium
August

1987

Bull in a China Shop
by C.B. Gilford
directed by Mike Snyder
at Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
June

Hansel and Gretel
adapted from Humperdink
directed by Janice Clevenger
at Harmony School Auditorium
February/March

1986

The Cardboard Star
by Olive Phillips
directed by Carol Swango Wilson
at Trouped
December

No Mother to Guide Her
by Anthony Forsythe
directed by Mary Peo
at Harmony School Outdoor Stage
September