ELBURNâ€”Aaron Thomann of Elburn will direct the Fox Valley Theatre Company musical production of â€œChildren of Edenâ€ this month.
The show at Elgin Community College’s Blizzard Theatre will feature more than 45 Fox Valley actors. Music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz of â€œWickedâ€ fame, and the story is based on a book by John Caird.
The first act covers the familiar story of Adam and Eve, their life in the Garden of Eden and the circumstances that cause them to leave, as well as the subsequent rift between Cain and Abel. The second act is set 1,000 years later and tells the tale of the family of Noah, told by Father-God to build a boat for the coming flood that will destroy the line of Cain.
Thomann, who previously directed FVTC shows â€œLes Miserablesâ€ in 2004 and â€œFootlooseâ€ in 2005, returns to the company to direct Eden. Thomann has directed or appeared in numerous productions throughout the Chicago area.
Children of Eden
7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 11, 12, 18 and 19
2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19
3 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 13 and 20
Cost is $10 for adults
and $8 for students and seniors, and for those in groups of
20 or more.
To purchase tickets,
call the ECC Box Office at
or visit www.elgin.edu/arts2index.asp
and click on the link for
Theatre and Dance Events.