The 2019-2020 Season
The Fall 2019 classic show is Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell's uproarious 1997 adaptation of Moliere's comedy Scapin the Schemer. Irwin and O'Donnell have created a vaudeville-style comic take on the 17th-century characters, including doddering fathers, foolish lovers, and wily servants. Scapin the Schemer runs Nov. 8-10. Auditions, open to any resident of the Spoon River College District, will take place Sept. 4 & 5, 4:00-7:00 p.m., in the Taylor Hall Theatre on the Canton Campus. Anyone interested in CAST or CREW positions in the show should come in during that time.
Spring 2020 brings a drama from Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare. Their 2012 play An Iliad is a thoughtful meditation on the nature and purpose of war, inspired by Homer's epic poem. Imagine a group of average people, pressed by circumstances into the role of storytellers. By turns lyrical, gently comical, and devastatingly dramatic, An Iliad asks audiences to feel the history of war in the context of the here and now. An Iliad runs Feb. 28-29 and March 1, 2020.
The SRC Theatre and The SRC Community Chorus
2019-2020 Subscription Series
Some form of educational theatre
has taken place at Spoon River College since its inception. Under the direction of Daisy Coty followed by
Bob Gorg, and now under Theatre Program Director Douglas Okey, the SRC Theatre
program has produced engaging plays training SRC students in all aspects of the
art for decades.
The SRC Community Chorus was
formed in 2005, by Artistic Director Carol Davis, as a fundraising arm of the
SRC Foundation to produce quality entertainment opportunities for community
members and to raise funds to create named endowed scholarships for SRC
For the 2019-2020 season, SRC
Theatre and the SRC Community Chorus announce the first combined subscription
series to all Spoon River College theatre/music programs. The 2019-2020 series offers five productions
for only $40. Information about the
productions can be found on the image below.
As a subscription series ticket
holder, you will receive a phone call prior to individual tickets going on sale
so that you may select your date in advance.
You also receive the Bonus Show Burl Ives: Midwestern Minstrel
for free! Both arts groups will also
continue to offer individual tickets to each of the five performances.
You may purchase your subscription series
tickets by calling the SRC Foundation office at 649-6260. The performing arts are thriving at Spoon
River College! Get your subscription series
SRC Community Chorus - (309)649-6260
SRC Theatre - (309)649-6257
Tickets for individual shows go on sale to the public three weeks prior to the opening of each show. Reservations and more information are available by calling (309) 649-6257.
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a printable brochure with information about the SRC Drama Program and student organization STAGE.