Our FREE! Script-In-Hand Informal Play Reading


Mainstream: A Musical of Rebellion

Director – Jennifer Crick

Book by Michael Carten & Music by Darryl Clayton

Join us for the Act I Workshop of a brand new musical, “Mainstream: A Musical of Rebellion’.  Set in the not so distant future, ‘Mainstream’ gives us a look into the life of Valerie – the most successful recording artist of all time, social media icon, and sociopath Supreme Dictator of America – and Erin, a revolutionist sworn to put an end to Valerie and her band of evil doers, the Mainstream.  Erin devotes all of their time to trying to take down Valerie, but problems soon emerge when Erin’s brother, Dom, finds his way into Mainstream’s world.  Through family drama, pop punk music, deception, and a murder most foul, this satirical piece asks the question, “Can one individual truly change the system?”

WHEN & TIME: Saturday – February 10, 2018 – 7:30p.m.

WHERE: The Drama Group Milord Studio Theatre 330 West 202nd Street – Chicago Heights, IL




Since 2011, The Drama Group has offered script-in-hand readings of a variety of plays, expanding the scope of our offerings to Patrons, Subscribers and Members alike.  Offered free-of-charge as true community out-reach, the series has brought to the stage titles we haven’t been able to fit into our subscription season.  The wide variety of plays featured have come from World Literature, popular American Drama, New Plays under development and Classics of Readers Theatre.  Building these evenings on a shoestring with minimal rehearsal and production value allows us to focus in on the story.

We’re always encouraging new participants and fresh ideas for this program.  If you have interest in directing or participating as an actor, please contact the Reading Series Curator, Warren Sampson.  wsampson@dramagroup.org