Welcome to the Many Lights Stage Productions web site! It is my pleasure to be the artistic director of Many Lights from its inception through this, the start of our fifth season. Very few individuals are granted the freedom to fulfill their dreams. Many Lights is the realization of a dream to guide a theatre that is devoted to providing only quality plays that attempt to make a difference to the intellectual and emotional life of our audiences. I am very proud of each of the plays produced during our first four seasons all of which won one or more of the major awards for drama. Please see our Past Shows link at the top of the page for more details.
While I have been directing for over 40 years, I consider Many Lights the highlight of my theatrical career. Never before have I worked with such a dedicated group of theatre artists. Each member of our Troupe, with single-minded dedication, pursues excellence in doing “whatever is best for the good of the play.” I am truly blessed and thankful to be able to lead Many Lights.
We are very excited about our fifth season. It begins with a guest performance by the Lewistown High School Tube Band under the direction of Clay Ginglen. The tube band utilizes non traditional “instruments” to create a unique and exciting musical and visual experience illustrating how art makes a difference in our lives. Performances are on Saturday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. at the Many Lights Theatre located in the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 159 N. 2nd Ave., Canton.
Our second show is Proof by David Auburn. Winner of both the 2001 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Best Play and directed by Bob Gorg, it will be presented on February 8, 9, 16, and 17, 2013. Auditions will be held on November 15 and 17. Complete audition information will be available in October. Proof introduces us to the daughter of a brilliant, but mentally diminished math professor as she attempts to convince her sister and others that she is the author of a “proof” that will change the course of mathematics. The story focuses on how much of her father’s madness – or genius – did she inherit?
We are again offering season ticket at a 25% discount from the regular prices. Many Lights donors and season ticket holders receive priority seat assignments before tickets go on sale to the general public. To purchase season tickets or become a Many Lights donor, please call the box office at 309-357-9366.
We hope that you will join us as an audience member or participant as we strive to bring quality productions of award winning plays to West Central Illinois.
Many Lights Stage Productions