Community Players of Streator

Night of Improv

STREATOR – Community Players of Streator, Inc., better known as Engle Lane Theatre, is presenting a night of improv comedy on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at the William C. Schiffbauer Center for the Performing Arts at Engle Lane Theatre, 1012 Columbus Road in Streator.

“By the Seat of Our Pants” features the comedic talents of local actors that have been seen on the stage at Engle Lane and other area theatres. Participants include Nik Frig, Maggie Frost, Mark Fulkerson, Bill Gillespie, Marc Gutierrez, Emma Reel and Mark Scheidecker. Director Lisa Gill promises those who attend an evening of 100 percent spontaneous entertainment with a series of games played out on the stage. The troop of actors will show their ability to think on their feet and make it up as they go. “Audience participation will be strongly encouraged,” Gill commented, “and while the event is intended to be family friendly, it’s live and anything can happen.”

Tickets will be available at the door only and are just $10 each.

Meet the Directors

Theatre fans will get a chance to meet the directors for Community Players of Streator’s 2019 season and learn more about how to get involved in the group’s upcoming 62nd season.

Community Players of Streator will host a Meet the Directors event at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 in the Willliam C. Schiffbauer Center for the Performing Arts at Engle Lane Theatre, 1012 Columbus Road, Streator.

The directors of each production will be introduced and will provide an overview of their show, including ways for interested individuals to become involved both on and off stage. Following the presentations by the directors, those attending will have the opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art theatre and learn more about getting involved in the season.

Season Tickets

Season tickets are on sale for the 2019 season, starting at $60 for all six shows. Productions will include: The Marx Brothers “A Night in the Ukraine,” a musical comedy directed by Dan McKenzie, May 19-25; “Losing Patients,” a comedy farce directed by Kathy Hepner and Lisa Gill, June 9-15; “Mamma Mia,” a musical directed by Karen Leifheit; “Babes in Toyland,” youth musical directed by Marlee Reel; “Charley’s Aunt,” a comedy farce directed by Bill Jankowski, Sept. 8-14; and “Bright Star,” a musical drama directed by Samantha Farb, Oct. 6-12.

For more information on Community Players, visit or the group’s Engle Lane Theatre Facebook page.


Community Players of Streator will hold open auditions for the first production of their 2019 season, the Marx Brothers musical comedy “A Night in the Ukraine” starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 22 at the theatre, 1012 Columbus Road in Streator. Show dates are May 19-25.

For more information, visit the theatre’s website at or follow their Facebook page “Engle Lane Theatre.”