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Sauk Valley Community College's theatre department dissects the meaning of life in Deborah Zoe Laufer's quirky comedy "End Days."

The shows will run November 15-17 and November 22-24  Sixteen year old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn't changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus. Her new neighbor, a teen Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. And the Apocalypse is coming Wednesday. Her only hope is that Stephen Hawkings will save them all. Critics find "End Day"s to be a hilarious story with a mix of compassion and family chaos.

On Saturday, November 16, the SVCC Future Educators Club will provide free child care for ages 2 and up. Children will watch a G-rated movie, have activity time and have a sundae bar treat during intermission. RSVPs are needed.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.  Tickets for the regular show times are $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. To purchase tickets in advance or RSVP for November 16 child care, call 815-288-5511, ext. 0. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. For more information about SVCC's theatre program or the show, call 815-835-6366.  The Mathis Theatre is on the Sauk Valley Community College Campus on IL Route 2 in Dixon.