‘The Cheddar Curtain’ to be staged Feb. 24-25, March 3-4

Staff Report

The Northwest Illinois Theater Coalition brings the third Annual Cheddar Curtain production to the region.

The Cheddar Curtain is a compilation of locally-written one-act plays, songs and comedic skits.

The 2012 production features the following three original one-act plays:

In a Family Way, by Mary Ann Presman, takes a light-hearted look at family misunderstandings when an unemployed young man and his wife are forced to live with his parents.

Only One Choice, by Peter Woodruff, shows a whimsical, yet dark, fictional conversation between Chief Black Hawk and other influential Native Americans toward the end of his failed 1832 campaign to reoccupy ancestral land in northern Illinois.

Mis Taken Identity, by Kim Sigafus, is a humorous account of mobster John Dillinger passing through northern Illinois on his way to Wisconsin.

In addition to the three plays will be solo and ensemble musical numbers and short comedic skits.

The Northwest Illinois Theater Coalition includes Hanover’s Back Street Players, Stockton’s Plum River Playhouse and Orangeville’s Mighty Richland Players.

Directed by Peter Woodruff, The Cheddar Curtain is the first of five exciting shows the coalition partners are offering in 2012.

The Cheddar Curtain performance and ticket information is as follows:

Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. — Hanover Township Hall, 100 block of Monroe St., Hanover, Ill. Advance tickets are available at Apple River State Bank, (815) 591-2201.

Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. — Stockton Elementary School, Pearl Street, Stockton, Ill. Advance tickets are available at Stockton Banking Center, (815) 947-2000.

March 3, 7:30 p.m., dessert, and March 4, 12:30 p.m. dinner theater — 203 W. High St ., Orangeville, Ill. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling (815) 819-1310.

From the Feb. 22-28, 2012, issue

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