2020-2021 Performing Arts Series

Fall 2020 Performing Arts Series

Streaming Throughout the Universe this Fall!


October 12, 2020 – 7:30pm

"Rohina Malik, the hugely talented writer-actress at the center of the Victory Gardens solo show "Unveiled," is a remarkable new theatrical voice in Chicago. In her rich, upbeat and very enjoyable 70-minute collection of five character studies of Muslim women in modern-day America, Malik gives voice to characters from whom we hear far too little in the theater." - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Racism. Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life. Five Muslim women serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this critically acclaimed one-woman show.

Monarch Winds

November 12 , 2020 - 7:30pm

An Evening of music from the Romantic era featuring three seminal works by Beethoven including an arrangement of his Egmont Overture, Op. 84 for woodwind quintet. Since 2011, the Monarch Winds have provided woodwind quintet programs at Lewis University in Romeoville, St. John's the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Lockport and other various social venues in Will County. As the in-resident woodwind quintet at Lewis University, Monarch Winds provides cultural enrichment opportunities for students, staff, faculty, and communities in the Chicagoland area.

Spring 2021 Performing Arts Series

Streaming Throughout the Universe this Spring!

The Greatest Speech of All Time

February 25, 2021 – 7:30pm

"Mooney mines the words of great historical figures from Socrates to Winston Churchill. In other words, his source material is strong. In a shrewd move, Mooney mixes in surprise offerings with the speeches we've all heard before always brought back on track by the power of those great words." - Matthew Palm, Orlando Sentinel

Ten speeches, including Socrates, Frederick Douglass, Abe Lincoln and more! Searing, powerful dances of rhetoric and inspiration, leaping across the chasm of history! Mooney explains, "I love being able to bring moments of historical consequence, where great deeds hang in the balance, to immediate and tangible life."

The Greatest Speech of All Time leads the audience through the words that shaped history, as they were being spoken. Tim Mooney's special proclivity for recognizing and interpreting the shades of irony and hyperbole which informed the oratory, and his ability to untangle the "spaghetti" of centuries-old syntax, recreates these events, enabling the audience to experience the moment when everything hangs in the balance!

Aionios Trio

April 26, 2021 - 7:30pm

Join the Aionios Trio for an amazing and inspiring evening of chamber music by Fauré, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and others. Established in 1998 at Northwestern University, this piano trio has delighted and amazed audiences throughout the Chicagoland area with their pristine performances of some of the greatest music from the Western canon. "Aionios" is the Greek word for everlasting.