‘Welcome to Matteson’ to premiere at WIU


Macomb, Illinois – “Welcome to the Matteson” is set to premiere at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23, in the Horrabin Theatre at Western Illinois University. Show times also include 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24-26, and 2 p.m. Feb. 27.

According to the Western Illinois Department of Theatre and Dance, “Welcome to the Matteson” is a dark comedy that follows four African American individuals, on a journey through “heavy social constraints such as classism, economics and discrimination and how they evaluate the meaning of family and relationships.”

General admission tickets are $15, senior citizens and student tickets are $12, and WIU student admission is free. Reservations are required, contact (309) 298-2900 or go to the Hainline Theatre Lobby on the WIU campus.

“Welcome to Matteson” is written by Inda Craig-Galván and directed by Melody A. Betts.

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