Current Season

You can purchase tickets online, or by visiting the Wells Theater box office. Box Offices hours are 1-2 p.m. Monday, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 11-12 a.m. Friday. You can call the Box Office at 309-255-3162.

The Spoon River Project

Based on Spoon River Anthology, by Edgar Lee Masters
Adapted by Tom Andolora

April 7-10 
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.

In this beautifully haunting play based on Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology, the former residents of Spoon River examine life and the longing for what might have been. As the citizens reflect on the dreams, secrets and regrets of their lives, they paint a gritty and honest portrait of the town as all of their pasts are illuminated.

Directed by Todd Quick 

At the Wells Theater

The Spoon River Project Program

The Revolutionists The Revolutionists Poster

By Lauren Gunderson

February 17-20, 2022

Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.

Directed by Dr. Vanessa Campagna

At the Wells Theater

The Revolutionist Program

A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol Poster

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Barbara Fields

The Holiday Tradition Returns!

November 18-21, 2021

Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday at 2 p.m.

Once again, the Department of Theatre teams up with The Buchanan Center for the Arts to present a large-scale community production of the holiday classic.

Directed by Senior Theatre Major Melanie Delbridge

At the Wells Theater

Black Mountain Black Mountain Poster

By Brad Birch

An American Premiere!

October 7-10, 2021

Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.

Rebecca and Paul are running away. Away from memories and mistakes.

They’re trying to save their relationship. They need time and space. An isolated house in the country is the perfect place to work things out. They set themselves rules: they have to be honest, they have to listen and they have to be fair.

But you can’t run forever. Especially when you’re being followed.

Black Mountain is a tense psychological thriller about betrayal and forgiveness by winner of the Harold Pinter Commission Brad Birch.

Directed by Professor Todd Quick

At the Fusion Theatre

FusionFest VIII Fusion Fest VII Poster

A Classic Play Festival!

October 2, 2021

Saturday at 1:00pm 

Welcome to FusionFest VIII – Monmouth College Department of Theatre’s eighth-annual play festival!

Here’s how it works: A different format this year. Instead of new plays written and performed in 24 hours, our theatre students will be staging excerpts from ancient Greek and Roman works as a part of Classics Day ’21.

At Stockdale Plaza