Current Production

Hard Times

by Charles Dickens

Directed by Christie Coran

Corner Theatre, NIU
Friday, June 3, 2011 -- 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 4, 2011 -- 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 5, 2011 -- 2:00 pm

Dreamers is proud and excited to present this new stage adaptation of one of Dickens' most important and controversial novels.

In Hard Times, Dickens sought to "strike the heaviest blow in my power" to educate readers about the working conditions of some of the factories in the industrial towns of 19th century Manchester and Preston. He also wished to expose the assumption that prosperity runs parallel to morality -- something which is cruelly shattered in this work by his portrayal of the moral monsters, Mr. Bounderby, and James Harthouse, the cynical aristocrats. Dickens was also campaigning for the importance of imagination in life, and not for people's life to be reduced to a collection of material facts and statistical analyses.

CAST: (in alphabetical order)

Cadmium Bound
Anna Butler
Eliza Coran
Lisa Heegaard
Izzy Hepker
Susie High
Olivia Holloway-Racine
Amber Leston
Kara Strohm

NOTE: The director will email cast members with additional information.