College of Liberal Arts
The Lynne & Joseph Horning Theater
The Delaplaine Fine Arts Center, formerly known as Flynn Hall, has been home to the performing arts ever since the very first performances at the Mount. The Lynne and Joseph Horning Theater is a remarkable black-box venue and provides production capabilities that are at the forefront of theater technology. The recent renovation has added features such as:
- Modular risers that allow for proscenium, thrust, tennis court, and arena configuration with clear sight lines.
- Plush seating for 148 patrons in the proscenium configuration and a minimum of 200 in the arena configuration.
- Pipe grid capable of hanging our 158 new lighting instruments in any configuration
- ETC Ion lighting console
- Integrated house sound system featuring multiple mixing positions for the Allen and Heath GL2000 console, moveable speakers, multiple tie-ins for video and audio, as well as an intercom system.
- Spacious lobbies
- Main stage traveler and new draperies
- Handicap seating and elevator access
- Dressing rooms and a central makeup room
- Costume and prop storage
- Dedicated backstage production shop
- Loading dock and materials lift
- Portable rigging system & 8 motorized chain lifts
- Masonite dance floor with neoprene underlay
All of this helps to give this once humble black-box an impressive punch in an infinitely customizable package. Witness this in person at one of the upcoming performances, or schedule a tour with our Admissions Office.
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The winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park has been described as a "response" to Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin In The Sun. Describing the history of a Chicago neighborhood, Bruce Norris tells us a fifty-year long story of how race, economics, diversity, changing neighborhoods, and gentrification affect the residents of one very specific house. Serious and satirical at once,Clybourne Park is a play that challenges our cultural assumptions at every turn.
Show Dates: Thursday - Saturday, Nov. 21-23 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24 Matinee at 2 p.m.
Location: Horning Theater, Delaplaine Fine Arts Center