DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College’s theater department dissects the meaning of life in Deborah Zoe Laufer’s quirky comedy “End Days” on Nov. 15 to 17 and Nov. 22 to 24 with Friday and Saturday times at 7 p.m. and Sunday times at 2 p.m. in Mathis Theatre.
Rachel Stein, 16, is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus. Her new neighbor, a teen Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. And the Apocalypse is coming Wednesday. Her only hope is that Stephen Hawkings will save them all.
“‘End Days’ has everything I look for when choosing a show to produce: humor, romance, family dynamics, thought provoking material, character journeys, and a lot of heart,” said Anna K. Kurtz, SVCC director.
The cast includes Doug Smith of Polo, Jose Manuel Cervantes of Rock Falls, Suzie Branch, Hannah Matheney of Sterling, and Kevin Heath of Dixon. Stage manager for the show is Roy Wilkins and assistant manager is Zachary Lawson.
Also take part in a special one-night only event, Martinis and Munchies, during intermission on Nov. 15 with a complimentary martini tasting by The Crystal Cork of Dixon and appetizers. Seats are limited, and ticket reservations are required. Tickets are $12. Reservations are due by Nov. 8.
The SVCC future educators club will provide free child care for children 2 and older on Nov. 16. Children will watch a G-rated movie, have activity time and have a sundae bar treat during intermission. RSVPs are needed.
Tickets for the regular show times are $8 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for students.
To purchase tickets in advance or to register for Nov. 16 child care, call 815-288-5511, ext. 0. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
For more information about SVCC’s theater program or the show, call 815-835-6366.