The Theatre of Western Springs

4384 Hampton Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558

708-246-4043

The Theatre of Western Springs
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The Theatre of Western Springs
Our 86th Season
The Children's Theatre of Western Springs
Please note that you may purchase tickets online for a small service fee, or you may call our box office at any time and reserve your tickets. If our box office attandant is not on duty, you are welcome to leave your order and credit card information, and your tickets will be waitimg for you at the Will Call window. Single tickets for our 86th season shows are on sale August 1st. When purchasing season tickets you may purchase either the five Mainstage plays, or the five Mainstage plays plus the two Forum plays. If you wish to subscribe, just give Ann a call at 708-246-4043, and she'll tell you all you need to know.
You may get your subscriptions now by calling 708-246-4043. Single tickets for the 2014-15 season go on sale August 1

Mainstage One
Sept.11-21 2014

With his 31st play, America's most successful playwright has scaled new dramatic heights in one of his funniest and most compelling romantic comedies. Here is a decidedly French dinner party served up in a comical, chaotic style that only the master of comedy could create.   A mysterious invitation brings six divorcees together for dinner at a fancy restaurant in Paris where they wonder about their absent host, the apparent secrecy surrounding the invitation and the real reason for the staging of the party. Together in a private dining room, they have a sneaking suspicion that this experience will forever change their lives. 

The Dinner Party

by Neil Simon
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Forum One
October 2 - 12, 2014

After barely surviving a bomb blast in Iraq, photojournalist Sarah Goodwin finds herself caught in a tug-of-war between her exhilarating career and the contentment of family life.  Sarah and James, a foreign correspondent, return to Brooklyn from the middle east and find themselves trying to find balance and happiness after being scarred —physically and emotionally — by war. Time Stands Still is a moving and humor-filled portrait of people struggling with the need for purpose in a world of both war atrocities and loving families.

NOTE: We have added an extra performance for our Forum shows, so tickets may also be purchased for the Saturday matinee on Oct. 4th at 2:30 PM

Time Stands Still

by Donald Marguiles
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Mainstage Two
Oct. 23 - Nov. 2, 2014

If “Downton Abbey” were a murder mystery, it would be Design for Murder. Here’s everything a murder mystery needs: Murder, romance, comedy and even a dark and stormy night. There is a stately mansion; a dead body; a seductive and saucy maid with a secret; a family trying to hold onto its wealth while dealing with skeletons in the closet; a sleazy low-class blackmailer; a motley cast of other characters with dubious pasts and a trench coat-clad detective. The only thing missing in this play is the butler who didn’t do it, because there is no butler. Everyone’s a suspect.

Design for Murder

by George Batson
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Holiday Show
Dec. 5 - 14, 2014

One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be conspiring to make certain it doesn’t come true. This heartwarming tale follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. This irresistible piece of Americana comes to the TWS stage in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory. It’s guaranteed to warm the heart and tickle funny bones.Get your tickets now for this popular Holiday show -- we frequently sell out early.

A Christmas story

"You'll shoot your eye out kid."

by Phil Grecian based on the motion picture written by Jean Shepherd

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Mainstage Three
Jan. 22 – Feb. 1, 2015

Jacqueline and Bernard are a married couple, each planning separate romantic trysts with their respective lovers on the same night. Bernard's plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. The cook is Suzette, the lover is Suzanne, the friend is bewildered, the wife is suspicious, and dinner becomes a high-speed farce of mistaken identities, suspicious spouses, and utterly bewildered guests. Everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside.

Don't Dress for Dinner

by Marc Camoletti  
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Forum Two
February 12 – 22, 2015

Becky wishes to flee her own life, but she soldiers through her not-quite-satisfying existence with unnervingly quiet desperation. When a socially inept millionaire falls for her at first sight, he offers her nothing short of a new life. She soon finds herself leading a double life that quickly accelerates out of her control. This clever and witty new comedy takes us on one woman’s unexpected, hilarious, and ultimately moving escape from the midlife doldrums.

NOTE: We have added an extra performance for our Forum shows, so tickets may also be purchased for the Saturday matinee on Feb. 14th at 2:30 PM.

Becky's New Car
by Steven Dietz
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Mainstage Four
April 16 - 26, 2015

A noted radio personality and egotistical tyrant, Sheridan Whiteside, slips and falls on the steps of the Stanley family residence. He’s forced to spend several weeks of recuperation, wreaking havoc and mischief to the lives of everyone with whom he comes in contact. Join the Stanleys as ex-convicts are invited to meals, transatlantic calls bring a $784 phone bill, penguins take residence in the library, an octopus moves into the cellar, 10,000 cockroaches take over the kitchen… and then there’s the mysterious mummy case…

The Man Who Came to Dinner

by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
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Mainstage Five
May 28 - June 7, 2015

This hilarious comedy focuses on the real-life painter, Jean-Francois Millet.  Though brilliant, he is in debt to a ruthless moneylender, and he can’t sell a painting to save his life (literally).  Since only dead painters are successful, his cohort of Bohemian friends convince him to stage his own death and disguise himself as his twin sister in order to  boost sales. Picture Huck Finn by way of "Some Like It Hot." This is satire and farce colliding with hilarity in a zany comedy adapted for the contemporary stage by David Ives.

Is he Dead?

By Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives
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Children's Theatre
All Children's Theatre shows except Summer High School Rep are $6 for kids and $12 for adults

 

CTWS Summer High School Rep
July 25, 26, 27 , 2014

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll wonder why it's taken us so long to bring this story to our theatre! All tickets $15

Monty Python's Spamalot

Monty Python

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CTWS Fall High School Rep
November 14 - 23, 2014

Bradley Chalkers is the school bully. He’s failing his classes, picking on the smaller kids and is an all-around “monster.” It’s not until the school hires an unconventional student counselor does Bradley’s life start to turn around and he comes to some realizations about himself. It’s all about growing up: teasing, being the new kid and making friends.

There's a Boy in the Girl's' Bathroom

By Louis Sachar

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CTWS Spring Mainstage
March 6-15, 2015

Ramona's life is a mess! Her older sister Beezus is a pain, her Aunt Bea may marry a dork, and her Dad just lost his job. She even thinks that her teacher hates her. Life is no picnic, and growing up isn't easy. With the help of her loving and patient family and friends, Ramona faces these challenges -- as audiences laugh and cheer her on

Ramona Quimby

Dramatized by Len Jenkin from the book by Beverly Cleary

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CTWS Spring High School Rep
May 7 - 9. 2015 (One Weekend Only)

The Hundred Dresses tells the story of Wanda Petronski, an imaginative young immigrant girl who struggles to fit in with her new American home ― and harder yet, her new classmates. This is a timeless tale that tackles the subject of bullying head on, while taking audiences of all ages on an unforgettable journey that explores the bonds of friendship.

 

The Hundred Dresses 

by Mary Hall Surface From the book by Eleanor Estes

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