Millikin University - Decatur, IL
The Whipping Man Opens The Mainstage Season

It is Passover, 1865. The Civil War has just ended, and Confederate officer Caleb DeLeon returns to Virginia to find his home destroyed, his family missing, and only two former slaves remaining. Badly wounded, Caleb must depend on the two men, Simon and John, to save his life. The three men wrestle with their shared past, their uncertain futures, and the bitter irony of Jewish slave-owning, and as the sun sets on the last night of Passover, bitter secrets and painful truths burst to the surface in this haunting and powerful play.

The Department of Theatre and Dance opens its 2014-2015 season with Mathhew Lopez's The Whipping Man in collaboration with the Millikin Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement.   This Civil War era drama brings to focus issues of race and religion that are every bit as prevalent today as they were in 1865.  Join us October 8-12 in Albert Taylor for this powerful drama.  Following the performance on Thursday evening, October 9th, the Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement will be hosting a post-show discussion with the cast and creative staff to examine topics presented in the play.

For tickets and show times see our official show site - The Whipping Man
  The Department of Theatre and Dance opens its 2013-'14 season with Moliere's classic, Tartuffe.  This mad-cap romp has performances Thursday - Saturday, October 10-12 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, October 13 at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are available at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center box office, online at, or by calling  217-424-6318

Spring Awakening Trailer
Here is a little taste of our production of Spring Awakening opening Wednesday, April 17th!
Spring Awakening to Open at Albert Taylor Theatre
The Department of Theatre and Dance presents the ground-breaking musical, Spring Awakening.  Featuring a rock score by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Stater, Spring Awakening examines the struggles of growing up in an ever challenging world.  The productions runs April 17th - 20th at 7:30pm and April 21st at 2:00pm.  Tickets are available through the Kirkland Fine Arts Center box office.
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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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