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A small boy is worried about Mom. She is very sad. Dad says she has forgotten about all the reasons there are to be happy. So the little boy starts a list (in crayon) to remind her of every brilliant thing in life: “Ice Cream,” “Rollercoasters,” “Star Trek!” As he grows, so does the list, taking on a life of its own, until it changes everything.... A remarkable, uplifting play about a boy growing up living with a family member’s depression.

“Heart-wrenching, hilarious, and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see.” — The Guardian

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From hilarity to heartache to the return of Jeeves – AE’s 2019-2020 season is here.
SUBSCRIPTIONS: Flex Pass $110, Full $100, Seniors $95, Thursdays $75, Students $40
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Artists’ Ensemble Theater is an Equity theater company serving the state line area in northern Illinois. Currently in its 14th season of professional theater, AE performs in the Clark Arts Center, located on the beautiful campus of  Rockford University. Want to stay informed? Get the news here, or subscribe to our newsletter.

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The Lion in Winter, 2017 Ricki G. Ravitts, Stephen F. Vrtol III

The Lion in Winter, 2017
Ricki G. Ravitts, Stephen F. Vrtol III

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Silent Sky, 2019 Jodi Beach, Katie Maringer

Silent Sky, 2019
Jodi Beach, Katie Maringer

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