Rehearsals are underway for AE's season opener, Women in Jeopardy by Wendy MacLeod. Mary, Jo, and Liz are best friends. They do Fun Runs and Book Club and have seen each other through divorcees. Now Liz has a new man in her life. And Mary and Jo want to be supportive; they really do. It's just… they think he may be a killer...

This laugh-out-loud comedy opens AE's 15th season on September 6. Click HERE for tickets.

Join AE for our fabulous 15th season of professional theater, starting in September. These are plays that will make you laugh, put you on the edge of your seat, inspire your dreams, and touch your heart. Plus a world premiere new Sherlock Holmes mystery! For more information, click HERE. or call the AE box office, 815-394-5004.

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.

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  The Spitfire Grill , 2014 – Linda Abronski, Christina Wheeler, Jodi Beach

The Spitfire Grill, 2014 – Linda Abronski, Christina Wheeler, Jodi Beach


Let’s get acquainted. Learn more about Artists’ Ensemble Theater, the statelines area’s resident professional theater.

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  Jeeves at Sea,  2015 – Gary Wingert, David A. Gingerich, Josh Krause

Jeeves at Sea, 2015 – Gary Wingert, David A. Gingerich, Josh Krause


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