Tall tales in tiny places, Janus Theatre Company is a group of theatre professionals who strive to present work that is classic and contemporary, bringing the actor and audience closer together. Our work is fun, challenging and will leave you with questions.


Productions

2018 SEASON
Spinning into Butter by Rebecca Gilman

On The Exhale by Martin Zimmerman

Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson

ELGIN SHAKESPEARE PROJECT
The Tempest (Unrehearsed) by William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar (Unrehearsed)
By William Shakespeare

UNDERPLAYED: THE MARGO JONES THEATRE PROJECT 
‘Night Mother by Marsha Norman
Circle Mirror Transformation
by Annie Baker
Sunday on the Rocks
by Theresa Rebeck

2017 SEASON
Art by Yasmina Reza

2016 SEASON
An Iliad by Denis O’Hare and Denise Peterson

ELGIN 400 SHAKESPEARE PROJECT
The Tragical History of Hamlet with Janus Theatre
William Shakespeare Lives 
with Nathan Wonder
Walkabout: Shakes, Beer, Shots
with Janus Theatre
Bard in the Barn workshop
with Bill Kincaid
The Comedy of Errors
with the Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company 

Walkabout: Tales from Poe II - Into the Dark

That Holiday Show

2015 SEASON
PINEY FORKS THEATER FESTIVAL, NEW YORK CITY
Thinking of Him Made Him Think of Her by Jack Helbig

ELGIN FRINGE FESTIVAL
I Dream Before I Takes the Stand by Arlene Hutton

King of Shadows by Roberta Aguirre Sacasa

That Holiday Show

2014 SEASON
Walkabout: Bases Loaded

ELGIN SUMMER SHAKES
Macbeth by William Shakespeare

ELGIN FRINGE FESTIVAL
Thinking of Him Made Him Think of Her by Jack Helbig

2013 SEASON
Walkabout: Jumpers, Thieves, Cops & Spies

ELGIN SUMMER SHAKES
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

2012 SEASON

WALKABOUT: TALES FROM POE

SUMMER REP FEST: PRIDE & PREJUDICE AND TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

SANTALAND DIARIES

2011 SEASON

ELGIN SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL: DAVID IVES
WALKABOUT: THEATER ON YOUR FEET “THE ART OF FRIENDSHIP”
SUMMER REPERTORY FESTIVAL – THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST & TWELFTH NIGHT

2010 SEASON

ELGIN SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL: THERESA REBECK, 1992-2005

WALKABOUT: THEATER "HIDDEN SPACES, FOUND PLACES" (Best in Show)

THE GUYS BY ANNE NELSON

MACBETH BY SHAKESPEARE

2009 SEASON

OEDIPUS REX (walkabout version) by Sophocles

MISS JULIE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT by August Strindberg

WALKABOUT: THEATER ON YOUR FEET

REPETE W/MADELINE by Hurt McDermott

ROMEO & JULIET (all female version) by Shakespeare

2007-2008 SEASON

THE MISANTHROPE by Moliere

THE HOLIDAY REVIEW

THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE by Marivaux

The GREATEST STORY EBERTOLT: A BRECHT REVIEW

WALKABOUT: THEATER ON YOUR FEET

2007 SHORT SEASON (February – August)

LIFE X 3 by Yasmina Reza

MURDERING MARLOWE by Charles Marowitz

MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare

2006 SEASON

THE LARAMIE PROJECT by Moises Kaufman

LAUNDRY AND BOURBON by James McLure

2005 SEASON

THE LESSON by Eugene Ionesco

LUNACY IN LOVE II: eclectic boogaloo

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES by Eve Ensler

SQUIRRELS by David Mamet

WE ONLY HAVE IVES FOR YOU: A DAVID IVES REVIEW

THE SANTALAND DIARIES

2004 SEASON (Impresario Award, London Fringe)

LUNACY IN LOVE: THE BEST FROM THE OFFBEAT THE THREESOME by Labiche

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN WHEN YOU KISS (LONDON FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL)

VISITING MR. GREEN by Jeff Baron

THE SANTALAND DIARIES

2003 SEASON

BABY WITH THE BATHWATER by Christopher Durang

CHANGES OF HEART by Marivaux

THE SANTALAND DIARIES

STAGE TRAFFIC: A FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN THEATRE

OLEANNA by David Mamet

TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard

THE WOOLGATHERER by William Mastrosimone

2002 SEASON

STANDING ON MY KNEES by John Olive

BAD HABITS by Terrence McNally

STANDING ON MY KNEES (Remount)  

THE SANTALAND DIARIES


2001 SEASON (Best Play of the Year, Pioneer Press) 

FEYDEAU’S FOLLY (Remount)

FRENCH TICKLES OFF THE TONGUE: A BENEFIT SHOW

THE GAME OF LOVE AND CHANCE by Pierre Marivaux

  (Best Play of the Year, Pioneer Press)

THE UNSEEN HAND; A DIRECTOR’S SHOWCASE, (8 Directors) 

THE SANTALAND DIARIES

2000 SEASON (Top Ten List: Most Interesting Places To See Theater, Daily Herald)

FEYDEAU’S FOLLY by Georges Feydeau

HIPPOLYTUS by Euripides

INTIMATE EXCHANGES (Humana 10-minute play Festival)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris (Annually)  

1999 SEASON (Best New Theatre Group, Pioneer Press)

THE PRIVATE EAR & THE PUBLIC EYE by Peter Shaffer

THE GOLDEN FLEECE by A.R. Gurney

THE SURE THING & THE PHILADELPHIA by David Ives

THE 4-H CLUB by Sam Shepard

THE LOVELIEST AFTERNOON OF THE YEAR by John Guare

POISON by Elliot Hayes