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Category: Theatre
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With its fifth production of the 2012-2013 Studio Series season of plays, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present a new take on a classic tale with “Hamlet Redux,” a story of political intrigue and one man’s battle with personal demons. Written by William Shakespeare, the adapted play will run from Wednesday, Feb....
A Bright Room Called Day
The upcoming mainstage theatre production of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance explores how far politics can become intimately intertwined with individual values and personal judgment. Playwright Tony Kushner’s “A Bright Room Called Day,” based on Bertolt Brecht’s 1938 play, “The Private Life of the Master Race,” will run from Thursday, Jan. 31, through...
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NIU’s Grant Towers residential complex invites students to come engage in diversity by participating in its annual signature program, Project R.E.D. (Residents Engaging in Diversity). Scheduled from Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Thursday, Jan. 31, Project R.E.D. provides students with the opportunity to expand their cultural awareness through a variety of fun and engaging events. This...
Community School of the Arts: Art Express
The NIU Community School of the Arts will begin a packed spring semester next week with classes, ensembles and private lessons for all ages. Need scholarships are available to people with children younger than 18. Scholarship application forms are due Monday, Jan. 14, and are available online. Announcements of awards are made within one week...
Community School of the Arts
NIU’s Community School of the Arts will launch two theater classes for youth Saturday, Jan. 12. Back by popular demand is the Theatre Boot Camp, a feast of theater experiences for children ages 7 to 13. The class meets for three Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the NIU Music Building. Children stretch...
Community School of the Arts
Visual arts, theater and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at NIU. These six-day residential camps for junior and senior high school students are scheduled in July. Campers work with faculty, alumni and students and gain a greater appreciation for the life of an artist. Theatre Arts Camp Junior is scheduled July 7 to...
The Last Judgment (1979) by Warrington Colescott
The NIU Art Museum will present “Vice + Virtue,” an exhibition that explores the dynamics of the “deadly sins” and “heavenly virtues” with juxtaposed interpretations from a vast array of visual artists. Curated by NIU Art Museum Assistant Director Peter Olson, “Vice + Virtue” will occupy all four galleries of the NIU Art Museum from...
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It can be challenging to describe human emotion in words, but David Schulner’s play, “An Infinite Ache,” follows the long-term relationship of one couple in an attempt to make a larger statement about love. The NIU School of Theatre and Dance-sponsored The Third Onion will present “An Infinite Ache” from Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday,...
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World-renowned choreographer Luis Montero and Paula Frasz, associate professor at Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance, will bring audiences a fusion of Spanish and modern dance in the school’s upcoming mainstage production, “Mosaic of Spanish Dance.” The SoTD fall dance performance runs from Thursday, Nov. 15, though Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Stevens...
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An adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” will be presented as the next Studio Series production of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance. “The Canterbury Tales” originally consisted of 24 stories written by Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. Eight of these stories have been adapted for the stage by visiting...
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Simply waiting for something can be tedious. The premise of the next theatrical production of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance is that waiting for something can also be all about facing the unknown. Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” runs from Wednesday, Oct. 31, through Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Stevens Building Corner Theatre...
DVD cover of George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead”
Zombies currently appear in everything from television’s “The Walking Dead” to the “Resident Evil” movies to video games. George A. Romero’s 1968 classic film “Night of the Living Dead” started it all. The NIU Film Society will show Romero’s film during a Halloween week screening from 9 to 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in Reavis Hall...
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