The End Days are coming!
To the Mathis Theatre at Sauk Valley Community College.
Friday and Saturday times are at 7 pm and Sunday matinee is at 2 pm running November 15-17 and November 22-24 of the Deborah Zoe Laufer playwright The End Days.
The play surrounds a family dealing with the aftermath of 9/11 and a huge change of lifestyle. With this change comes new people like Nelson. Sylvia, the mother, introduces Jesus in her life, and she keeps him with her literally all the time.
Rachel, a Goth pot-smoking teen, is just trying to adjust to her new life and at first keeps Nelson, a classmate with a crush, at a distance. She does not appreciate his sci-fi talk or his Elvis attire, but Nelson does introduce her to Stephen Hawking, the physicist who somehow knows her locker combination and the answers to some of life’s questions.
The rapture is coming for these characters, and they all have to come together before it does. The performance is a fun and witty way to deal with sensitive subjects like depression and Dad’s survivor’s guilt — a must see this weekend and the next.
Tickets for the regular show times are $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students.
Sterling is hoping to refresh its downtown area by reopening of a vibrant piece of its history. Although in recent times the Sterling Theater has been a vacant building, it used to be bustling with local residents for many years and is hoping to do so again.
After a long wait, Sterling residents are able to stop by and watch a movie or have a drink with friends. The theater is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and it offers low prices for senior citizens and younger kids. Read More!