In Dublin, lonely Dan is worried about his aging dog, Chapatti. Betty is also an animal lover; she has 19 cats. Each considers the other to be mad. A wonderful Irish love story about two people who think they’re long past all that “love” nonsense… until they’re not.

WHEN: March 22–24, Just four performances: 7:30 Fri. • 4 and 7:30 on Saturday • Sunday at 2.
WHERE: Cheek Theatre, Rockford University
COST: All tickets for this bonus show are $19. Buy tickets HERE



A mystery-themed fundraiser for Artists’ Ensemble – emphasis on the “FUN” – with mystery games, mystery trivia, prizes, music, entertainment, gift baskets, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and more.

Add to the fun and come dressed as your favorite detective. Stuck on a mystery game? Bribe a snitch (the shady-looking characters lurking about) for a clue!

WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 6:00–8:00 p
WHERE: Nordlof Center (the former NAT), 118 North Main St. Rockford
COST: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Buy tickets HERE

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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Best of Enemies,  2018 Jeff Christian, Jaylen Marks, Sara Williams

Best of Enemies, 2018
Jeff Christian, Jaylen Marks, Sara Williams


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