The Great Flood of 1993 devoured 75 towns and displaced more than 50,000 people. The Monroe Actors Stage Company (MASC) chronicles the horrific natural disaster in The Flood
, a musical based on interviews of flood survivors from Valmeyer, Illinois. Opening night at the Capitol Theatre (202 South Main Street, Waterloo, Illinois; 618-939-7469 or www.masctheatre.org
) on Thursday, September 6, marks the first time this show has been seen outside New York City -- the play initially was staged off-Broadway in 2006. Tickets are $8 to $10, and shows start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday (September 6 through 16).
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 6. Continues through Sept. 16