Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

Friday, December 13 at 7:00 PM & Saturday, December 14 at 11:00 AM

 Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.'s fun. So when Junie B. draws May's name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park. .

Tickets $5.  Available at the door.  Cash or check only.


Monday, December 16 and Wednesday, December 18 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Auditions for an evening of One-Act Plays.  Roles available for ages 15 and older.  Auditions will consist of cold readings assigned by the director.

One-Acts include The Dancers by Horton Foote and another script to be announced soon.

About "The Dancers"  THE STORY: Horace, a boy of sixteen, is visiting his sister who has arranged a date for him with Emily Crews, the prettiest and most popular girl in town. The date is for a dance—but Horace claims that he doesn't know how to dance. His sister coaches him a little, persuades him he'll do very well, and goes off to call for Emily. And in Emily's living room, waiting for her to appear, he discovers that Emily is being forced by her mother to go to the dance with him; and in great humiliation he leaves. He finds himself in a soda fountain where he meets Mary Catherine, a young girl who, like Horace, lacks confidence and so cripples her own considerable abilities and attractiveness. The two lonely young people are drawn to each other. Horace asks Mary Catherine to another dance, but at the same time his sister and Emily's mother again arrange for Horace to escort Emily, this time with Emily's cooperation, because she's unhappy about the way she treated Horace. But Horace stands firm; he's asked Mary Catherine, he wants to take Mary Catherine and he will. And he does. As Horace and Mary Catherine are about to leave for the dance they admit to each other their fears of not being good enough dancers, of not being popular—but, secure in the knowledge of one another's liking and respect, they start off for their first dance with more confidence and happiness than they've ever felt before. 


Our Stage


We perform in the lower level of St. Paul Community Church, 18200 Dixie Highway 23 Miles South of Chicago in Homewood, IL.

Play submissions

How to submit your play for consideration

23 Miles South accepts submissions of full length and one act plays with a focus on female or other marginalized people as main characters and a primarily female cast. We especially need plays for young actors.  Send your play, synopsis and character descriptions to 23milessouth@gmail.com with "play submission" in the subject line.   If selected for production, playwright will receive a royalty payment.



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