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THEATERS: Engle Lane directors' day reset for Feb. 25

STREATOR  — Theater fans will get a chance to meet the directors for Community Players of Streator’s 2018 season and learn more about how to get involved in the group’s upcoming 61st season.

Community Players of Streator — best known as Engle Lane — will host a Meet the Directors day 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in the William C. Schiffbauer Center for the Performing Arts at Engle Lane theater, 1012 Columbus Road, Streator.

This event originally was scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 11, but was postponed due to poor road conditions and winter weather.

The directors of each production will be introduced and will provide an overview of his or her show, including ways for interested individuals to become involved both on and off stage.

Following the presentation of the directors, those attending will have the opportunity to tour the theater and learn more about getting involved in the season.

“You don’t have to have any experience at all to be involved at Engle Lane,” said Samantha Farb, Engle Lane’s 2018 production chairwoman and board of directors member. “Everyone has to start somewhere, and it is our hope that this event can help make taking that first step a little less intimidating for those just starting out.”

Season tickets are on sale for the 2018 season, starting at $60 for all six shows. Productions will include: “Cry Baby, the Musical,” a musical comedy directed by Nik Frig, May 13 to 19; “The Dixie Swim Club,” a comedy/drama directed by Kathy Missel, June 10 to 16; Mel Brooks' “The Producers,” a musical comedy directed by Kathy Hepner and Sarah Breyne, July 8 to 14; “James and the Giant Peach Jr.,” a youth musical directed by Cheyenne Sunken, Aug. 5 to 11; “On Golden Pond,” a  comedy/drama directed by Bill Jankowski, Sept. 9 to 16; and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a musical/dark comedy directed by Samantha Farb, Oct. 7 to 13.

For more information, visit or the group’s Engle Lane theater Facebook page.

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