2022 – 2023 Season

For Spring 2023, SRC Theatre presents the iconic Wendy Wasserstein drama The Heidi Chronicles, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award in 1989. Wasserstein’s play, a milestone work in feminist theatre, follows the life of Heidi Holland from her high school years in the mid-1960s through her early 40s. In a series of scenes portraying episodes in Heidi’s life, we see her coming of age amid social and political changes like the Vietnam War, the women’s movement, the fight for civil rights, and the gradual disillusionment of her generation. Along the way, Heidi’s life is attended by a rotating roster of characters, including recurring figures like Susan Johnston, a friend from childhood who gradually drifts away from her early idealism; Peter Patrone, a sardonic pediatrician whose friendship with Heidi endures a chain of bumps in their road; and Scoop Rosenbaum, a charismatic rogue and one-time lover of Heidi’s, who can never quite move on from their past connection.
Performances of The Heidi Chronicles will run March 3 and 4 at 7:00 p.m. and March 5 at 2:00 p.m., in the Taylor Hall Theatre on the SRC Canton Campus. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Online Box Office
Heidi Chronicles cast
Spoon River College Theatre Presents


The Tony and Pulitzer
Prize-Winning Drama By
Wendy Wasserstein

March 3 & 4 at 7:00 pm
March 5 at 2:00 pm


Fall Production

For the Fall production of the 2022-23 season, SRC Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing. This play of love gone right, then wrong, then right again will please fans of romantic comedies everywhere. Performances of Much Ado About Nothing will run November 4 & 5 at 7:00 p.m. and November 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the Taylor Hall Theatre on the SRC Canton Campus.

Tickets can be purchased by:
  • Calling 309-649-6257 and reserving tickets by phone.
  • Order tickets online here.
  • SRC Theatre Tickets via the Box Office – You can buy tickets, if available, in-person directly from the theatre’s box office. The box office will be open ½ hour prior to the start time of the show.

Tickets are $15 each.

 Spoon River College Theatre Presents: Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare; November 4 and 5 at 7 pm, and November 6 at 2 pm.

SRC Drama Program

The SRC Drama Program has an academic curriculum that includes acting courses as well as drama-oriented classes for humanities and fine-arts credit. Each academic year, student-centered performance opportunities are available with planned productions in both fall and spring semesters. The Drama Program offers performing grants (scholarships) to recognize and reward the work of talented students.

Theatre Program​

In the academic year 2015-16, the student organization STAGE: SRC Theatre Artists Group for Education was created. The group has as its advisor SRC drama and English instructor Douglas Okey. STAGE provides support and awareness for the program as well as a pool of interested and talented students to participate in theatre productions.

The SRC Drama Program has produced graduates who have gone onto careers in performance, including TV and film actor David Pires and, most recently, New York stage performer Kyle Motsinger. A student from the 1990s, Jacob Welch, is a theatre professor and award-winning lighting designer.

In the years since founding director Bob Gorg retired in 2008, the program has undergone various transitions. Most recently, in the 2013-14 academic year, the program had been in hiatus for the purpose of rebuilding. During that year, our “black-box” theatre production space was extensively renovated and updated through the expert consultation of SRC graduate Jacob Welch.

For more information about upcoming productions and opportunities in the SRC Drama Program, contact Douglas Okey at (309) 649-6308 or douglas.okey@src.edu. Click here for a printable brochure with information about the SRC Drama Program and student organization STAGE.