The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Entertainment & Events

June 18, 2014

'Inspector' to open at Timber Lake

MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Timber Lake Playhouse will open the summer’s second production this week.

“An Inspector Calls” will open Thursday at Timber Lake in Mount Carroll.

Chicago director Chuck Smith will direct the play, which runs through Saturday, June 28. The Mount Carroll Rotary Club will sponsor a Jhoole Shop at the playhouse during the run in a partnership celebrating volunteer and non-profit organizations in the region whose missions “live the story” of each theater production at the playhouse.

“An Inspector Calls” takes place on a single night in 1912 in England — the exact week the BBC drama “Downton Abbey” begins its storyline. The Birling family is visited by Inspector Goole, interrupting a party celebrating their daughter’s engagement. The inspector implicates each person in the apparent suicide of a young working-class woman. The play is a mystery about a prominent family’s secrets and a stranger who knows too much.

The production stars John Chase, Grant Brown, Cody Jolly, Gabriel Brown, Caroline Murrah and Bethany Fay. Chicago actress and three-time Jeff award winner, Danielle Brothers, makes her Timber Lake debut as Sybil in this mystery with social themes.

Jhoole will be showcased by the Mount Carroll Rotary Club. Jhoole is a non-profit organization, pioneering “Humanitarian Enterprise.” Selling handmade scarves and clothing, it is a mission-motivated lifestyle brand and a manufacturing company, wedding high-tech machines with traditional Indian handicrafts to benefit artisans and their communities. All profits are reinvested in community improvement, education and training, with a goal of ending the cycle of poverty for working women who cannot afford to own the clothes they make. More information can be found at

For tickets to “An Inspector Calls,” call the Timber Lake box office at (815) 244-2035 or visit the facility at 8215 Black Oak Road in Mount Carroll. Tickets also may be purchased at Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays. A 3 p.m. matinee is offered on the first Saturday after the production opens.

Tickets are $23 for regular admission, $21 for seniors, and $17 for students.

Text Only
Entertainment & Events
  • GPS race Teams race to complete challenges THOMSON, Ill. — A challenge in August will pit teams against each other to complete a series of challenges.The event will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Thomson. Armed with GPS units, teams

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Comic Con festival begins SAN DIEGO (AP) — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.The four-day festival celebrating film, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and othe

    July 24, 2014

  • CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

    Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage.

    July 23, 2014

  • Court: Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids

    Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant's suggestion that he set aside money for his three children because he didn't want them to be "trust fund" kids.

    July 23, 2014

  • Another author boosted by 'Colbert Bump'

    The "Colbert Bump" is becoming contagious.

    July 23, 2014

  • 7-22-14 Emily Evans 7 seek pageant crown CLINTON — The time has come for Miss Clinton County Brandy Herrington to pass her crown on to the next lucky contestant and this year the competition is thick.When the event commences on Saturday at the DeWitt Central Performing Arts Center, seven yo

    July 22, 2014 7 Photos

  • kyle.jpg Voices lifted for Habitat (with VIDEOS)

    CLINTON — Members of the community came out in droves Sunday afternoon to attend a Concert for a Cause, a first-time event benefiting Habitat of Humanity of Clinton County.More than 70 voices joined together in the Vernon Cook Theater for the CHS Alu

    July 21, 2014 5 Photos

  • Fonda, Kardashian voice Fox animated episodes BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jane Fonda, Sarah Silverman and Nick Offerman are among the guest voices on “The Simpsons” this fall, while Kim Kardashian lends her voice in the final episode of “American Dad.”Fox said Sunday that Kardashian plays an al

    July 21, 2014

  • Garner Film, TV legend dies NEW YORK — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his poin

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Showboat 'Wonderful Town' performance to begin CLINTON — The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre will showcase its fourth production of the summer this week.The Leonard Bernstein musical "Wonderful Town" will begin its run on the Showboat stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A reception will follow the perform

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo


Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.