Rockford Area Arts Council hosts grand opening of new venue


Rockford Area Art Council will premiere the opening of its news space, the Shumway, February 13 and 15, featuring Feverland.

“Feverland is a dark comedy that commemorates the 88th anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,” said the RAAC in their official press release. Written by Connie Kuntz, it depicts the love between Al Capone and Lady Liberty, the figurehead of the American Dream. The piece will feature talented local actors, dancers and musicians of Rockford, which music by Matthew Flamm and choreography by Caitlyn and Meghan Baylor.

The show will be performed at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., with tickets priced at $5. RAAC encourages those interested in making reservations, but this is not a requirement. The venue is located at 713 E. State Street, Rockford, IL and has free parking. For more information call 815-963-6765.

The Shumway is Rockford’s smallest performing arts center, but is host to the many different art forms our citizens have to offer. Take the chance to learn more about the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre through this new, creative outlet. Attendees are encouraged to dress in 1920s apparel to fit the theme of the production.

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