PLT Presents “The Sun Serpent” in February

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Lewis University Philip Lynch Theatre Presents “The Sun Serpent” written by José Cruz Gonzalez

Published: January 27, 2023.

Lewis University Philip Lynch Theatre's February production will be “The Sun Serpent,” written by José Cruz Gonzalez. This historical and poetic story is about the hope and struggles to find the courage to persist against all odds while portraying the strength of the human spirit. 

February 10-12 performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday.  

February 16-19 performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, with a 2:30 matinee on Saturday and Sunday.  

Tickets are $13 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Lewis University students pay $3 with an ID. Ticket purchases can be made online at

This play is recommended for patrons 13 years and up. The running time of the show is approximately 70 minutes. 

“The Sun Serpent” is the intimate story of a boy and his brother, forced to take sides. One brother joins the conquest against the Aztecs and the other fights to preserve the memory of his ancestors and culture being brutally erased.  

“The Sun Serpent” cast features Lewis University students Justin Cordero, Eduardo Cortez, Brianna Hall, Sergio Revuelta, Phoebe Rosa and Chloe Sheppard.  

Serving as the director of this story of change, Annie Calhoun leads the audience through the sequence of historical events and the emotions of those experiencing them. Set Designer Andrew Nelson has created an elaborate setting inspired by the history and culture of the Aztecs. Costumer Celeste Mackey conceived costumes inspired by the story of this culture. Working behind the scenes are Mackenzie Maher (stage manager), Molly Gustafson (assistant stage manager), Alex Schedel (sound design), and Dave Pomatto (assistant technical director).  

The box office will be open an hour prior to the performance. For more information, patrons can follow the Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) on social media @pltlewisu, call the box office at (815) 836- 5500, or email Monday through Friday 1- 4:30 p.m.

Lewis University is an innovative Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, and globally-connected graduates who impact the world for the better. Visit for further information.

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