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Arena Theater 2021-2022 Season

We are delighted to invite audiences back to Arena Theater.  In keeping with the masking policy on the Wheaton College campus, guests must remain masked at all times indoors.  Audiences will remain masked during the performance.  We appreciate your cooperation which will allow Arena Theater to continue to present our performances. 

My Name is Asher Lev

by Aaron Posner, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok
November 5-13
directed by Michael Stauffer 

Asher Lev, a gifted young painter and an observant Jew, wrestles with his responsibility to his faith, his community, and his art. In his play based on Potok’s acclaimed novel, Aaron Posner develops and illuminates the necessary and difficult conversation between an individual’s faith and their calling as an artist.


The January Project

January 13-16


The Illusion

by Tony Kushner, based on the play by Pierre Corneille
February 18-26
directed by Andy Mangin

 A lawyer, desperate to find his son, engages a magician who agrees to show him his son’s life--a journey brimming with romance, intrigue, and danger. Tony Kushner adapts Corneille’s classic story of love, imagination, and the power of theater.


The Spoon River Project

adapted by Tom Andolora, from the anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
April 5-9
directed by Mark Lewis 

The untold stories of the dead rise from the graves of a small farming town in western Illinois. In this fresh look at Master’s stunning 1915 poetry anthology, these indelible stories are finally spoken, and are laced together by music, movement, and a celebration of community.