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Glen Ellyn repertory troupe from COD to take inspiring show on road

College of DuPage Summer Repertory Theater will present “Can You See Me” as a touring production.
College of DuPage Summer Repertory Theater will present “Can You See Me” as a touring production.

GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage Summer Repertory Theater will present “Can You See Me” on the Glen Ellyn campus and at area locations this summer.

Scripted through improvisation, “Can You See Me” focuses on a group of young children at day camp who create fantasy worlds to express their true feelings, Amelia Barrett, director and theater professor, said in a news release. The annual collaboration between director, designers and cast begins with a general theme, with the script evolving from improvisation.

“When we develop the show each year, we start with the basic foundation – what’s the lesson we want our characters to learn,” Barrett said. “These kids all go on a journey to explore how they can experience love and acceptance in the real world. They learn just how important it is to feel included.”

Campus performances begin at 5 p.m. July 13 and 14 in the MAC’s outdoor Lakeside Pavilion at 425 Fawell Blvd. Guests are invited to bring a blanket, chair and picnic. Concessions will be available.

Remaining community performances include July 6 at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, July 10 at the Lisle Library, and July 13 at the Glen Ellyn Public Library.

The cast includes Brian Egerton (Glen Ellyn), Mark Kinzler (Naperville), Rylan Johnson (Lisle), Philip Laricchia (Oswego), Kailey Nelson (Darien), Emile Pesce (Bolingbrook), Alez Radisavljevic (Bensenville), Ann Sieg (Carol Stream), A.J. Stahnke (Western Springs) and Christina Verges (Brookfield).

Admission is free for all performances. For information, call the MAC box office at 630-942-4000 or visit www.atthemac.org.

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