The Station Theater’s 43rd Season


For tickets and more information see the Station’s site.

A Kid Like Jake
by Daniel Pearle
directed by Katie Baldwin Prosise

OCTOBER 2–18, 2014
All shows at 8:00 p.m.

On the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan’s most exclusive private schools, Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. But as the process continues, Jake’s behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dress-up might be cause for concern. The story of a husband and wife struggling to do right by their son, A Kid Like Jake is a study of intimacy and parenthood and the fantasies that accompany both.

Venus in Fur
by David Ives
directed by Gary Ambler


Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Fur. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas’ interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win. A mysterious, funny, erotic drama that represents yet another departure for the multifaceted David Ives.

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The Pygmalion Festival and MadeFest

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5th Annual CU Pride Festival

The UP Center presents the 5th Annual CU Pride Festival and Parade coming to Downtown Champaign this year! This year's theme is Live. Love. Be. 12pm-3pm @ Hyatt Place Trans* Clothing Swap and Educational Workshops Sponsored by The UP Center … [Continue reading]