2021-22 Season

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Poor old Ebenezer Scrooge is dead. But before he goes quietly into that dark night, a few of his old friends
and relatives gather to remember him at a memorial service in one of the finest funeral parlors in London.

Bankside Repertory Theatre presents a fun Yuletide evening for Dickens fans
and all those who love the true spirit of Christmas.


God bless us all, every one! 

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Bankside Repertory Theatre, in partnership with Principia College Department of Theatre and Dance, presented a world premiere of J. C. Steele’s

latest play, We.The.People.

This new play premiered at the Davis Theatre on the Principia College campus on June 2, 3, and 4, 2022.  Commissioned by Dr. John Oliver Wilson, Founder and Director of the Idea of America Network, the play explores the evolving idea of the rights and responsibilities of United States citizenship against the backdrop of history, economics, and social justice. 

The audience was brought into the world of the play as a Tour Group at the fictional “Hall of Legends” in Washington, D. C. When the high-tech presentation of “The Legends” goes off-kilter due to technical difficulties, the audience is treated to a spontaneous interactive discussion of what it means to be a member of “We the People.” This thought-provoking comedy is a lively theatrical event appropriate for all ages, but edgy enough to ensure an on-going discussion long after the play has concluded. 

The Davis Theatre sits conveniently on the campus of Principia College and is an ideal venue for such an event. Bankside Repertory is an independent, professional theatre company whose mission is to present thought-provoking works—new and classic—that inspire transformative experiences to promote peace-building and inspiration to its audience and community. Principia College Theatre and Dance Department offers students exciting opportunities to study and train with excellent professors and master teachers, perform, design, and direct in state of the art facilities, and connect with professionals, all within the context of a faith-based, liberal arts education.

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All performances at

Jacoby Arts Center

627 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002

618.462.5222

Call the number above or order online: 

http://www.jacobyartscenter.org/