Theatre Patron membership drive under way

Northwestern College Theatre Patrons’ annual membership drive is under way. The organization is seeking membership donations by Sept. 19 to support the college’s theatre program and students.

Membership rates for the 2011–12 theatre season are $65 for an “Actor” membership, and $125 for “Actor +1” (two memberships). Patrons can also join at the “Director” ($250) or “Producer” ($500) levels.

All Theatre Patrons are recognized in show programs and receive one (Actor) or two (Actor + 1) pre-paid tickets to the season’s shows. Patrons are also invited to a dinner-and-theatre banquet. Tickets and the banquet are valued at $39.

“Producer” members receive six pre-paid tickets per show, and “Director” patrons receive four pre-paid tickets; both levels also entitle the patron to free concessions. Patrons will be notified prior to each ticketed show so they can call the box office ahead of the general public to reserve their preferred seating to shows that usually sell out.

This year’s theatre season opens Sept. 30 with a children’s theatre production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other theatre productions in the 2011–12 include Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson, The Cradle Will Rock musical by Marc Blitzstein, and Mama D by Jeff Barker.

In addition, the season will include one-acts presented by students in directing class, the 17th annual World Premiere Festival, and RUSH student dance exhibition. Details are available at

To join the Northwestern College Theatre Patrons or to receive a brochure with the 2011–12 season’s shows and dates, contact Jennifer Sabo in the theatre department, 712-707-7341 or