MC's Crimson Masque to Produce Brecht's "A Respectable Wedding"

Release Date: February 5, 2002

Monmouth College’s Crimson Masque will produce Bertolt Brecht’s “A Respectable Wedding” Feb. 21-24 in Wells Theater.

The curtain will open for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday performance is a 2 p.m. matinee.  Ticket prices are $6 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, high school students and children; and $4 for MC students, faculty and staff.  Tickets will go on sale Feb. 11 and may be ordered from theater professor Jim De Young by mail, phone (309-457-2398) or e-mail

Brecht, the preeminent German playwright of the 20th century, is well known for several works, including “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” and “Mother Courage.”  One of his earlier plays, “A Respectable Wedding” deals with a raucous and comical wedding reception at the new home of a young couple.

Monmouth College lecturer Don Elwell is directing the production, and Pamela Hansen, a freshman from Chicago, is the assistant director. Student technical duties will be under the supervision of  Tom Hill, a sophomore from Chicago; Matt Poling, a sophomore from Burlington, Iowa; Lana Raines, a junior from Orland Park; and Amanda Caldwell, a sophomore from Stronghurst.

Featured in the ensemble cast are Aaron Cluka, a senior from Virginia, Ill.; Tina Mayer, a freshman from Lincoln; Elizabeth Kline, a sophomore from Aurora; Lisa Rzeszutko, a sophomore from Lisle; Brandon Grear, a sophomore from Palatine; Tom Scott, a senior from Burlington, Iowa; Emily Mitsdarffer, a freshman from Blue Island; Phil Johnson, a freshman from Crystal Lake; and Hill. 

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