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Indiana University’s Another Round A Cappella Group

Another Round is the only all-male and “mostly single” a cappella group at Indiana University. It is comprised of 12 of IU’s finest singers and performers. The group originated as Straight No Chaser in 1996 and the name has since changed but the legacy lives on. They perform with a unique, relaxed style that distinguishes…
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Four one-act world premieres

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 17 - 19, 2017 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Come enjoy 4 one-act world premier plays.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 17 - 19 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Robyn Guest

Anna and Beatrice
by Robyn Dana Guest
Directed by Angelee Johns

Anna's mother Beatrice has dementia. In the course of repetitive conversations that Anna tunes out most of the time, Beatrice suddenly reveals a shocking memory that Anna has never heard before. Is it real? Or is it a fabrication from daytime television reality shows her mother believes happened to her? Either way, Anna needs to find an escape from the constant retelling of this disorienting flashback her mother persists is true. Anna insists they act out a time in their own past together when they were happy, safe and sane.

James Garner

by James Finn Garner
Directed by Edward W. Wavak
Mondo Uomo is the hottest, most exclusive restaurant in town. Whether you are a status seeker or a serious foodie, reservations must be made months in advance. Yet there are no menus or preplanned courses you must give yourself over to the chef completely. Also, literally. What is the secret of the exquisite cooking? That’s a question you can only ask once.

George Freek

by George Freek
Directed by Daina Giesler
In this period farce, Oliver, a shop owner, eyes Isabella a new applicant for a job in his store. His wife, Elvira, and her sister Rachel and Isabella have other ideas. Enter Rudy. The battle of the sexes and challenged morals are on full display in the early 1900’s. Two couples love, bicker, plot revenge, and, of course, reconcile with each other. And they will all live
happily ever after...or will they?


J. Weintraub

The Year the Padres Won the Pennant

by J. Weintraub
Directed by Cal Turner
As the infamous 1984 playoff series between the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres plays out, the tension on the field creates tension in the home of a married couple with split allegiance to the teams.
In the intimate Cattell Theatre
Donations will be accepted at the door
No reservations are necessary
General seating
The Theatre of Western Springs
4384 Hampton Avenue

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.

The Directors’ Workshop is an educational workshop that presents four weekend performances a year in the Cattell Theatre. Ed Wavak is chair of the Directors' Workshop committee and Greg Kolack, TWS Artist-in-Residence, is the Directors' Workshop Mentor.

Annie Jr.

One of the best family musicals ever penned. Dec. 1-10, 2017 CTWS Holiday Musical $15 adults/$10 (18 and under) Buy Tickets About the Show One of the most beloved tales of all time based on the classic comic strip features a plucky red-headed orphan. Annie won 7 Tony awards and has been enchanting audiences for generations. With…
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Don’t miss the chance to see one of the 20th century’s greatest novels brought to life.

Nov. 10-19, 2017
A High School Rep Fall Show
$12 adults/$8 (18 and under)

About the Show

Big Brother is watching! Following the 2016 election, the novel 1984 has recently skyrocketed on bestseller lists. Both timeless and currently culturally relevant, 1984 weaves a tale that examines the nature of truth, belief, and values within free thought and expression. The story is set in a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed by a totalitarian government.  Winston Smith, our window into this world, lives in the machine state of Oceania where he finds himself daydreaming of love and freedom.
Recommended for 5th grade and up.
  • Auditions for Enrolled CTWS High School Students: Saturday Sept 9th or Sunday Sept 10th 5:30-7:30pm
  • Dress Rehearsals: Nov 6,7,8 6:00pm-9:30pm
  • 11/9 9:30am & 1:00pm- School Day Shows
  • 11/10 7:00pm
  • 11/11 3:00pm & 7:00pm
  • 11/12 3:00pm
  • 11/17 7:00pm
  • 11/18 3:00pm & 7:00pm
  • 11/19 3:00pm

Photos from past HSR Summer Camp musicals

Cast and Crew


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