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Everyone gets at least fifteen minutes of fame. We can give you five. Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin is opening up our space for performers of all types to try out their material.

On the third Wednesday of the month performers will receive five minutes each to do their thing. Click the photo above for more info!


Kick off spooky season with Memoriam Development's 4th annual production of Nightshade: A Horror Anthology. The 10 original horror themed short plays range from silly to truly sinister, telling stories of lake monsters, hauntings, dystopian futures, creepy little kids, and even an evil toaster.

Shows are at 8pm September 30th October 1st, 7th and 8th at Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin. Run time is approximately 90 minutes.

*Nightshade contains adult themes, vulgar language and depictions of violence which may not be suitable for some viewers.

Play Includes:

Arrival and Departure by Vivian C. Lermond
Canoe by Cristian Simonsen
Crocodiles by Kelleen Conway Blanchard
Delete by Jacquelyn Priskorn
Grave Offense by Lenny Hort
I Love A Parade by Arianna Rose
Just Another Toaster Play by Matthew Weaver
The Resurrectionists by Robert J. LeBlanc
Soul Mate by Deirdre Girard
Water Damage by Daniel Prillaman


Ken Craig
Amanda Davila
Sharon Gail
Kyle Lemon
Nick Mataragas
Jessica Villarreal

Directed by:
AJ Kepka