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The Theatre of Western Springs proudly presents the nationally acclaimed touring show "Mark Twain and Mr. Clemens, Tonight!"

This one-man show features some of Twain’s most delightful stories, showcasing seasoned actor and musician Kurt H. Sutton. His interpretation of the stories told in the fashion of a bygone era sparks the hilarity and wit of Mark Twain and the period music of Samuel L. Clemens.

The most entertaining Mark Twain show touring the country today, Sutton, looking the part of an aging Twain in a white suit, invites the audience the opportunity to participate in the singing and music of the Clemens time period, with a variety of classic songs like “Bicycle Built for Two” and “Old Time Religion,” while enjoying Twain's hilarious tall tales and witty humor. An intriguing approach to this American literary icon and a wonderful evening of theatre!

"A living, breathing, American masterpiece, Mr. Sutton's classic performance is like no other and captures the hilarious humor of and irreverence of Mark Twain and adding the music of Sam Clemens just for fun!" "A natural successor to the great Hal Holbrook."

One performance only: Sunday, 2:30 pm. Tickets, $30; $25 for TWS Subscribers

A TWS Fundraiser


The Nineteenth Annual



Seven short plays with live music to “Kick off the Summer!”

Thursday June 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm

A donation will be accepted at the door - No reservations are necessary
- General seating - Performance in the Cattell Wing


(in alphabetical order)

Assisted Living by Therese Harold
“Who Inherits?”
Directed by Peggy Carlson, assisted by Terry Harold
Featuring: Peg Callaghan, Caroline Dillon, Danna Durkin, and Donna Kanak

Carla by Chip Bolcik
“Floss is better?”
Directed by Darla Goudeau, assisted by Eileen Crow
Featuring: Bridget Bittman, Jill Jackson and Kevin Slattery

Chef Pierre Does Not Do Simple by Dwayne Yancey
“Comme c'est sucré – How sweet it is”
Directed by Judy DiVita
Featuring: Gabrielle Davis, Nayan Gandhi,
Diane Kasnick and Mike Williams

Eclipse by Robyn Dana Guest
“Can memories of family life blot out your own existence?”
Directed by Linda Roberts, assisted by Julie Tomek Campo
Featuring: Janet Ryan Grasso

Washington by Edward M. Pinkowski
“Is this the end or the beginning?”
Directed by Edward W. Wavak
Featuring: Jonathan Kraft and Cheryle McKay

What You Don’t Know by Jack Calvert
“All human beings have three lives: Public, private and secret.”
Directed by Cal Turner
Featuring: Thom Serafin, Liz Steele and Tom Viskocil

When Chicago was Hollywood by Doug Deuchler
“I’m ready for my close‐up!”
Directed by Daina Giesler
Featuring: Shannon Horn, Tom McGregor
Margaret Nikoleit and Mary O’Dowd

Stage Manager: Sue Wisthuff; Lights: Haruka Hitchcock and Pat Politano;
Sound: Kurt Lemke; Live Music: Willy Steele, Anselmo Marquez

The 2017‐18 Directors’ Workshop Season Generously
Sponsored by
The Hinsdale Food Mart
located at the corner of Ogden Avenue and York Road


The Theatre of Western Springs (708-246-4043) is located at the corner of Hampton
and Hillgrove in Western Springs, just north of the Burlington Railroad tracks and just east of the Tri-State Tollway.

Take the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and exit Ogden
Avenue east. Turn south on the first street east of the tollway (Hampton). Continue down Hampton and turn right on the street just before the "T" intersection.

There is free parking across the street from the Theatre.

Map and Contact Information

Subscribe Now for our 90th Season

Join us for our milestone 90th Anniversary Season! Subscribe by June 30th to enjoy Early Bird Pricing! Flex Pass Subscriptions start at just $80. Call 708.246.3380 if you want to subscribe by phone or have questions. Subscribe Now Online Actives Subscribe Here Become an Active to participate on and off our stages.   For details on…
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The 2017-18 Directors' Workshop Season is generously sponsored by

The Hinsdale Shell Food Mart
located at the corner of Ogden Avenue and York Road in Hinsdale.

Donations will be accepted at the door - No reservations necessary

General seating | Performance in the Cattell Wing

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