The time is 1944. The place is Czechoslovakia, in the Terezín Ghetto.
A community of artists, determined to demonstrate their resilience and protest the totalitarianism that has robbed them of everything, holds open rehearsals for their play The Last Cyclist, a gallows-humor cabaret that mercilessly lampoons the Nazi regime and the absurdity of hatred.
The Last Cyclist is based on a cabaret written in the Terezín Ghetto in 1944 by actor, composer and director Karel Švenk. It has been reconstructed and reimagined by author Naomi Patz, and is directed by Elmhurst College theatre faculty member Andrew Behling.
The Last Cyclist will be performed over two consecutive weekends: Thursday through Sunday, April 23-26; and Thursday through Saturday, April 30-May 2. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Performances will take place in the Mill Theatre. General admission is $7, students are $5, and seniors, faculty and staff are $6.
Mill Theatre subscriptions and individual tickets are available by phone, mail or in person. To purchase tickets, please call (630) 617-3005 or visit the box office at the theatre. The box office is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.