Spring Dance Concert opens April 28

The Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming Mainstage Series production of its Spring 2016 Dance Concert is a mixed repertoire dance show, with three dance pieces under the choreographic direction of faculty members Richard Grund, Blair Burkhalter and Paula

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O, drama, whence does it come?

Kay Martinovich, a director, and Robert Schneider, a playwright, both professors in NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance, will explain “Where Drama Comes From” in a free public lecture Thursday, April 21.
The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in the Diversions Lounge Theatre

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One man, two wives, double-trouble

“Blithe Spirit,” the NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming Mainstage Series production, is what director Patricia Ridge calls “a classic.”
The supernatural comedy will open Thursday, April 7, at the Huntley Middle School auditorium, 1515 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb.
“Noel Coward wrote

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“The Lucky Chance”

Theatre to take a ‘Lucky Chance’

The NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming Mainstage Series production is a Restoration comedy about three young women who find ways to bypass the rules of courtship and marriage.
Opening Thursday, Feb. 25, “The Lucky Chance” by Aphra Behn, is the story

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Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth?

The next Studio Series production of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance presents one playwright’s vision of the final chapter of Christianity’s most infamous story of betrayal.
Opening Thursday, Feb. 18, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” by Stephen Adly Guirgis, is

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Truth and Lies

Blurred lines

Tony Award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard ambitiously examines the blurry lines between authentic love and artifice in “The Real Thing,” which opens the second half of the 2015-2016 Mainstage Series season.
Using a play within a play structure, Stoppard keeps his audience guessing as

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