September 4, 2019

Herrin Made is an upcoming docu-drama style live theatre performance scheduled for performances September 19 through the 21. The drama is constructed of real interviews by former employees of the Herrin Maytag Factory. The play is a local piece of working-class history that celebrates the voices of the Herrin Maytag factory workers who were also John A. Logan College students after the closing of the factory.

According to Director Jason Hedrick the play is a living piece of local history.

Herrin Made tells the Maytag factory story from the perspective of the people who lived it, said Hedrick.  “The production is by local authors Lynn Damme and David Cochran that will appeal both to local audiences and those interested in broader labor issues.”

The production is the first performance of the John A. Logan Theatre Department’s 2019-20 season that is focused on local playwrights.  

Tickets are available for purchase from Student Activities (Information Desk) or by phone at 618-985-2828, Ext. 8287.  The following tickets are available: General Admission, $15; Non-JALC students with a student ID and children 17 and under, $15; JALC students free with student ID. 

Performances are scheduled for: September 19 at 7PM, September 20 at 10 AM (Matinee with $2 General Admission) and 7 PM (regular price), and September 21 at 7PM.  The September 21 performance will be followed by a brief Q&A and reception.