College of DuPage Summer Repertory Theater asks 'Can You See Me?'

  • The cast of the College of DuPage Summer Repertory Theater is putting on "Can You See Me?" about a group of young children at day camp who create fantasy worlds to express their true feelings.

    The cast of the College of DuPage Summer Repertory Theater is putting on "Can You See Me?" about a group of young children at day camp who create fantasy worlds to express their true feelings. Press Photography Network/Special to College of DuPage

 
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Posted6/25/2019 12:28 AM

College of DuPage Summer Repertory Theater will present "Can You See Me?" on the college's Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., and at area locations this summer.

Scripted through improvisation, "Can You See Me?" focuses on a group of young children at day camp who create fantasy worlds to express their true feelings, said director and theater professor Amelia Barrett.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

This annual collaboration between director, designers and cast begins with a general theme, with the script evolving from improvisation.

"When we develop the show each year, we start with the basic foundation -- what's the lesson we want our characters to learn," Barrett said. "These kids all go on a journey to explore how they can experience love and acceptance in the real world. They learn just how important it is to feel included."

Campus performances are at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, in the MAC's outdoor Lakeside Pavilion. Guests are invited to bring a blanket, chair and picnic. Concessions will be available.

Community performances include Tuesday, June 25, at the Winfield Library; Wednesday, June 26, at the Wheaton Library; Friday, June 28, at the Helen M. Plum Library in Lombard; Saturday, July 6, at Cantigny; Wednesday, July 10, at the Lisle Library; and Saturday, July 13, at the Glen Ellyn Library.

The cast includes Brian Egerton (Glen Ellyn), Mark Kinzler (Naperville), Rylan Johnson (Lisle), Philip Laricchia (Oswego), Kailey Nelson (Darien), Emile Pesce (Bolingbrook), Alez Radisavljevic (Bensenville), Ann Sieg (Carol Stream), AJ Stahnke (Western Springs) and Christina Verges (Brookfield). The production staff includes Michael Moon (Aurora), Kim Morris (Wheaton) and Sieg.

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Admission is free for all performances.

Support is made possible by a generous gift from the College of DuPage Foundation's Dr. Donald and Helen (Gum) Westlake Fund for Student Productions.

For more information, call the MAC Box Office at (630) 942-4000, or visit www.atthemac.org.