The Drama Group, marking its 90th anniversary year of bringing live performances to the South Suburbs, has found a novel way to keep performing, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The group will stage live theater through streaming on Saturday, Sept. 26.
The public is invited to be part of the presentation of “The Voice of the Prairie” by John Olive through the Drama Group’s YouTube channel. The event goes live at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and runs for 24 hours.
“We hope you will take the time to watch and experience theatre with us,” said Tony Labriola, president of the Drama Group board of directors. “The video will only be available to view on our YouTube channel for 24 hours, so save the date!”
Geoff Purvis, Sara Witasik and Kenny Garner, three well-known Drama Group actors, will take on more than 20 roles with only an occasional hat to delineate each character. The play takes the actors through a nostalgic journey of young love on the run and middle-aged longing. The play is set in the sepia-tinged period of early America’s prairie lands and radio days.
“The Voice of the Prairie” is directed by Suzanne Ashlock and will be filmed by the Drama Group production team of Samm Hilger, Brett Casey, Tim Campos and Barb Whitney.
Currently closed to the public, The Drama Group Studio Theatre is located at 330 W. 202nd Street in Chicago Heights. For information regarding Drama Group activities, please visit the company’s Facebook page or website at www.dramagroup.org.