ABOUT THE COMPANY
Founded in 2009, Starry Night Repertory is a project-based theatre that uses community spaces to create a repertory of theatre productions in Macomb, Illinois for an ever growing audience here in America’s heartland.
We are an ensemble of theatre artists dedicated to the continuing pursuit of artistic excellence. Our mission is to explore the mysteries of the human condition and spirit through the creation and presentation of dramatic works of substance and significance.
Our primary goals are:
To create an artistic home that ensures a safe and supportive environment for artists through collaboration, cooperation and individual creativity; and
To enrich our community and our world with a theatre of great beauty that will touch the human heart, inspiring hope, compassion and understanding.
Our premiere production was Vincent by Leonard Nimoy, presented in the spring of 2010. That was followed by Last Train to Nibroc. Since then we have presented three to four productions a year. Some highlights are listed below and you will find more photos in the Gallery. In the fall of 2019 we presented our 10th and final season of “theatre to warm the heart.”
Jeannie Marlin Woods
Founder and Artistic Director
Starry Night Highlights
This drama by Leonard Nimoy was our premiere production and was revived in the winter of the 2014-15 season. Dan Woods created the dual roles of Theo and Vincent Van Gogh.
THE CONFLICT: A SOLDIER'S MEMORIES OF THE CIVIL WAR
by John Hallwas
This was a world premiere of a play by a reknown local author. Featured here are Jacob Smith and Brooke Edwards.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: ABRIDGED
Starry Night presented this brilliant parody in Horrabin Theatre at Western Illinois University and on tour to Shanghai & Beijing, China for an international festival in 2010.
THE BELLE OF AMHERST
Rebecca Bean starred in the solo role of Emily Dickinson at the historic Old Bailey House in Macomb, IL.
THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS
Starry Night's artistic director, Jeannie Marlin Woods, portrayed the inimitable advice columnist Ann Landers in this intimate production at Taylors Hall in Macomb, IL.