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EALA Presents ''The Crane'' – a live ethical leadership docudrama performance

EALA Presents ''The Crane'' – a live ethical leadership docudrama performance

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM) (CDT)

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EALA Presents ''The Crane'' – a live ethical leadership docudrama performance

The public is invited to join the award-winning Elgin Area Leadership Academy (EALA) in viewing a thought-provoking free, live performance entitled, “The Crane”, on Wednesday, Wednesday, April 24 at 7 pm Elgin Community College’s Spartan Theatre from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. 

This year’s play, an original one written by playwright and retired Kane County Judge Wiley Edmonson, is a reader’s theatre performance presented by the Elgin Theatre Company (ETC) and directed by Julie Price.            . ETC was founded in 1953 and is now a fully independent non-profit producing high-quality plays for the community. ETC draws actors, singers, dancers, carpenters, and a host of others from the greater Elgin area to participate in its productions.

The production tells the story tells the story of  9/11 and a crane operator who was active on-site following the tragic event. 

The EALA “Ethical Leadership Docudrama” is a highlight of the annual year-long experience individuals embark on building an understanding of community leadership through exposure, enrichment, and engagement. Edmondson has been an integral part of EALA as he has penned over a dozen original plays to stir emotions and invoke ethical issues and discussions.

The EALA curriculum is specifically designed to assist individuals in becoming active and engaged leaders in their community. Following the April 24  evening virtual performance of “The Crane”, this year’s EALA class will meet later in the week to discuss the play with a discussion on ethics and ethical decisions.

A program sponsored by the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce, EALA develops a corps of informed, committed, and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for the greater Elgin area. Founded in 1990, more than 600 individuals have graduated from the Academy volunteering in virtually all aspects of the community. Through the volunteer co-coordinators Dan Fox, Ruth Munson and Anthony Ramos, the curriculum provides broad-based leadership perspectives to familiarize participants with the needs, opportunities, and resources in the Elgin area.

EALA is a 10-month program, meeting on Saturday mornings, featuring distinguished community leaders, content experts, and successful executives in the Elgin area sharing their ideas, perspectives and experiences. Monthly programs provide individuals with the skills, knowledge, connections, and engagement necessary to develop and leverage a strong professional network of future and current Elgin leaders in all industry types.

For further information, contact the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce at 847-741-5660.


Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive Spartan Theatre
Elgin, IL 60123-7193 United States
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM) (CDT)
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