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The Verdict

Rock Valley College Studio Theatre
Karl Hendryk, a brilliant professor, flees persecution in his home country to safely care for his invalid wife, Anya, in England. Her suffering continues as the disease progresses, and she despises their new life. Karl, however, has made a name for himself at the local university, where he is respected and admired by faculty and students alike. Tensions between Karl and Anya continue to build, especially when Karl's cousin Lisa moves in to assist in caring for Anya. The situation is intensified when one of Karl’s young rich students, Helen Rollander, begins to take private lessons from the professor. Feelings are quick to develop. It wouldn’t be “a Christie” without a murder, and the Dame does not disappoint! The "Season of Love" closes with a fantastic “whydoneit” of a thriller, built around a dangerous love triangle.

Mike Webb, 815-921-2160


Love's Labor's Lost

Rockford University, Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
The King of Navarre and his three academic-minded friends, for the sake of their studies, vow to abstain from food, sleep and, of course, women for three years. No sooner have they finalized their agreement than the kingdom is visited by the beautiful princess of France and her three tempting ladies. Hormones may be stronger than their wills. The king, also smitten, finds himself reigning over, but not successfully reining in, the court’s amorous men who take to writing love letters that of course are misdelivered. After disguising themselves as men from Moscow and making complete fools of themselves, the King and his friends realize that they truly love the ladies. Surrounding this plot is another one of a wandering Spaniard in search of love; a country maid pursued by a silly clown and confused academics. However, this merry comedy ends with a twist making it one of Shakespeare’s most memorable romantic comedies.

Single ticket admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors age 55 and up and for students. Group rates are available. For tickets or information, please call the Box Office at 815-226-4100 or visit rockford.edu. Dates and locations are subject to change.


RU Box Office, boxoffice@rockford.edu, 815-226-4100


Dogfight

Rockford University, Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
On the eve of their deployment, November, 1963, to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying, and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion. DOGFIGHT is a musical adaptation of the 1991 film of the same name.

Single ticket admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors age 55 and up and for students. Group rates are available. For tickets or information, please call the Box Office at 815-226-4100 or visit rockford.edu. Dates and locations are subject to change.


RU Box Office, Boxoffice@rockford.edu, 815-226-4100