The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

by Rachel Sheinkin
Score by William Finn

An eclectic group of mid-pubescents—joined by willing audience members—vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.

March 11–April 3, 2022
Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Single ticket sales will be available later this season!


Casting Soon!


Producer/Director – Robert-Eric West*
Associate Producer – John Austin*
Technical Director – Jim Masini*
​Set Design – Emil Zbella*

*Saint Sebastian Players Company Member

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SSP will adhere to all protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as determined by the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois and the CDC. Current requirements include providing proof of vaccination (or a professionally administered negative COVID test within 72 hours of the performance date) when you arrive at the theater and masking at all times. Anyone without proof of vaccination or a professionally administered negative COVID test within 72 hours, or anyone who refuses to wear a mask, will not be admitted.
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