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Pressure to achieve perfection, political blackmail and forgiveness are all aspects of life explored in the second theater production of the 2012-13 season for NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband” runs from Thursday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 21, and from Thursday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Oct. 28, in the...
Mary Robinette Kowal
The Friends of NIU Libraries group invites the public to attend a presentation by Hugo Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal, a novelist and professional puppeteer. Kowal will discuss “the intersection of puppetry and science fiction” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the staff lounge on the lower level of Founders Memorial Library. A Chicago...
Joel Filmore
After a week of free events designed to inspire the NIU community to SAY IT OUT LOUD, the campaign team is inviting all community members to a night where they can do just that. As the final event of the week, a Mental Health Open Mic Night is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept 21,...
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Lawyers and clowns share the stage in the first play of the Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance 2012-2013 production season. An adaptation of Herman Melville’s short story “Bartleby the Scrivener” runs Thursday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 30, and from Thursday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 7, in the Stevens Building O’Connell...
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NIU’s Community Dance School, sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, begins its fall 12-week session Monday, Sept. 10. Classes meet weekly through Dec. 8. Instruction is offered for ages 4 through teen and adult. Classes include creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz hip hop, Irish step, ballroom, Latin and swing. Adult...
Mary Todd Lincoln
In 1875, Robert Todd Lincoln, the only surviving son of Abraham Lincoln, petitioned to have his mother institutionalized for insanity. Mary Lincoln had no knowledge of her son’s intentions until Chicago police officers showed up outside of her hotel to escort her to the courthouse. For three hours, 17 witnesses testified to Mary Lincoln’s erratic behavior...
Following through on promises made in the spring, the NIU Say It Out Loud campaign has announced fall programming that will promote mental health literacy in the NIU community and create safe space for dialogues about mental health issues. Among the offerings are a prepared Power Point presentation that can be used to facilitate discussions...
When Grant Simmon isn’t directing events such Lollapalooza, the Hangout Music Festival or President Obama’s inauguration, the 2000 alum is setting the stage for an event that’s a little closer to home and his heart: the NIU Foundation Red and Black. When scholarship recipient Moonja Jeong, ’12, stepped into the spotlight at the 2012 Red and Black, her goal...
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The DeKalb Area Women’s Center will host the group art exhibition “We Work. Art Talks. We Offer.” Curated by Siew Lian Lim, the exhibition will take place from Tuesday, May 1, through Friday, May 25, at 1021 State St. in DeKalb. An opening reception is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, and will...
Bryan Connor and Annie Mushrush perform in the Ballet Section of the classical ballet, “Raymonda,” in the final performance of the School of Theatre and Dance 2011-2012 season, “Siecle de Ballet.”
The precision of classical ballet meets the fluidity of contemporary dance in the final 2012-2013 season production by the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance. NIU SoTD will present “Siècle de Ballet” from Thursday, April 26, through Sunday, April 29, in the Stevens Building O’Connell Theatre. “Siècle de Ballet,” French for “a hundred...
Charlotte Fox, Kaitlin Henderson and Amy Powell rehearse a scene from “Mrs. Packard.”
Elizabeth Packard’s name might be obscure to students of local history, but her fight for women’s rights and the rights of the mentally ill in the mid-1800s led to significant changes in Illinois state law. Beginning Thursday, March 29, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will stage the story of “Mrs. Packard,” by playwright...
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The NIU School of Music’s Opera Theater, in collaboration with the NIU School of Theatre and Dance, will present two performances of “The Fairy Queen” by Henry Purcell. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building at...
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