About New Works Production with See Monsters of the Deep

Festival 56 jump-starts its tradition of presenting a New Works Production with See Monsters of the Deep by Mark Shanahan. This family-friendly play is based on the true story of Morton Plank who finds himself in a strange and magical place as he learns to confront his childhood fears while investigating a sea monster sighting on the island of Nantucket. We will be expanding the series to 3 performances while collaborating with the playwright for a series of talkbacks. This new work will be featured in rep. with Title of Show sharing ideas on the creation of art.

Festival 56

Founded in 2003, Princeton Theater Group is a volunteer driven, non-profit arts organization dedicated to developing Princeton and the surrounding region as a home for professional theater and theater arts education. Festival 56 offers professional theater in central Illinois and is produced by Princeton Theater Group.

Learning Stage, the education committee of Princeton Theater Group, promotes theater arts education and enrichment for children and adults. Camp 56, a two-week summer theater camp for children, is sponsored by Learning Stage.