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posted: 10/22/2012 12:57 PM

MHS theater program gets $500 grant from Kirk Players

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  • Mundelein High School's theater program has received a $500 grant from a local theater group.

    Mundelein High School's theater program has received a $500 grant from a local theater group.
    Courtesy of Mundelein High School District 120

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Kirk Players Community Theatre has given a $500 grant to Mundelein High School's theater program as part of the long-standing relationship between the two organizations.

According to theater director Jonathan Meier, the funds will be used to upgrade stage lighting.

"As our organization prepares to open its 47th season, we are reminded that our relationship with MHS has endured throughout this time and remains an important part of our ability to provide service to our community," said Sheila Bourque, Kirk Players president.

Since 1966, the Kirk Players members have considered the Mundelein High theater their home. The group has produced 332 shows on the main stage and has run free summer workshops for countless adults and children.

They have also presented a $1,000 Performing Arts Scholarship to a graduating Mundelein senior for the past 13 years.

"This direct grant to the theater program is our way of recognizing the importance of this relationship and the quality of work being done in (Jonathan) Meier's program," Bourque said.

Kirk Players will present Agatha Christie's "The Mouse Trap" Oct. 25-27 on the Mundelein High stage.

The school theater program will present William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" Nov. 15-17.

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