Review: RELATIVITY at Northlight Theatre

Review: RELATIVITY at Northlight Theatre

Mike Nussbaum at age 94 in an exploration of the Theory of Relativity, used as a metaphor to explore the ideas of greatness, contribution, family, God, and genius.

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Northlight Adds Full-Time Artistic Associate

Northlight Adds Full-Time Artistic Associate

Pictured: Lauren Shouse Northlight Theatre has announced Lauren Shouse as the company’s new Artistic Associate. Shouse was appointed Northlight Theatre’s Literary Manager in January 2016 and previously served as a dramaturgy consultant for the company in 2015. She is slated to direct Northlight’s production of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE...

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Northlight’s 17/18 Season Is Full of Premieres

Northlight’s 17/18 Season Is Full of Premieres

Pictured: Dominique Morisseau Northlight Theatre has announced it’s 17/18 season which includes a world premiere, two Midwest premieres, and a Chicago premiere. Opening the 43rd season is Bruce Graham’s SANCTIONS, a world premiere directed by Artisitc Director BJ Jones and featuring Mary Beth Fisher. The season continues with the Midwest premiere...

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Exceptional FACELESS Explores American Identity

Exceptional FACELESS Explores American Identity

Does a uniquely American identity exist, and if so, how do we define it?

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FACELESS Has Its Cast and Creative Team

FACELESS Has Its Cast and Creative Team

Pictured: Susaan Jamshidi Northlight has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of FACELESS by Selina Fillinger. Directed by Artistic Director BJ Jones, the production features Joe Dempsey (Alan Glenn), Susaan Jamshidi (Claire Fathi), Timothy Edward Kane (Scott Bader), Ross Lehman (Mark Ahrenberg) and Lindsay Stock (Susie Glenn). The creative...

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Northlight’s MISS BENNET Is Full of Austen Charm and Wit

Northlight’s MISS BENNET Is Full of Austen Charm and Wit

For Austen fans like myself, there is an apprehensive feeling of delight whenever the Pride and Prejudice story continues and we re-enter the world of Elizabeth Bennet and her Mr. Darcy.

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Casting for First Three Shows of Northlight’s 16/17 Season Complete

Casting for First Three Shows of Northlight’s 16/17 Season Complete

Northlight Theatre has announced casting for the first three shows of its 42nd season. The cast of the Midwest Premiere of Anthony Giardina’s THE CITY OF CONVERSATION includes: Greg Matthew Anderson (Colin Ferris/Ethan), Tim Decker (Chandler Harris), Mattie Hawkinson (Anna Fitzgerald), Brian Keys (Donald Logan), Tim Monsion (George Mallonee), Lia Mortensen (Hester...

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DISCORD—The Gospel According to Jefferson, Dickens and Tolstoy

DISCORD—The Gospel According to Jefferson, Dickens and Tolstoy

There is quite a bit of harmony in DISCORD, Northlight’ 41st season closer: an intellectual discourse between three historical giants while they dissect theological and philosophical ideas accompanied by a dynamic mixture of highbrow and lowbrow humor.

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BUTLER Stirs Up Ugliness of America in Civil War Comedy

BUTLER Stirs Up Ugliness of America in Civil War Comedy

Through an intricate dance of witty dialogue, Northlight Theater’s production BUTLER by Richard Strand explores one moment in history which undoubtedly can be considered the prelude to not just the Emancipation Proclamation, but it also explains how Black men both free and escaped slaves were allowed to join as soldiers of the Union during the Civil war.

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