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Presenting the fifth production of its seven-show 2012-2013 Mainstage Series, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will stage an early play by Tennessee Williams. “Not About Nightingales” opens Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Stevens Building O’Connell Theatre. Williams’ fourth play, “Not About Nightingales” is not as well-known as many of his later plays, because...
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...
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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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The summit of fictitious mountain F6, known by locals as “The Haunted Mountain,” beckons a group of ambitious British citizens in the latest production by NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Beginning Thursday, Feb. 23, the school will present the staged production of “The Ascent of F6,” written by W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood. The...
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Some of Broadway’s most recognizable dance numbers take center stage at NIU at a review opening Thursday, Nov. 17, in the School of Theatre and Dance’s O’Connell Theatre. The first of two dance performances scheduled for the 2011-2012 Mainstage production season, “Best of Broadway Dance” features a great variety of techniques and recognizable forms, from...
Kendra Holten Helten plays Perdita, Caitlin Cavannaugh plays Dorcus and Kaitlyn Finkelstein plays Mopsa in “The Winter’s Tale.”
William Shakespeare is coming to the NIU campus … with a musical twist! Opening Thursday, Oct. 20, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will stage an updated version of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” with settings and circumstances designed to incorporate popular music from the 1950s through 1970s. The play’s slightly altered setting will move...
A man and a plan to find himself; what could go wrong? The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will perform the humorous coming-of-age adventure, “Theophilus North,” and adaptation by Matthew Burnett based on Thornton Wilder’s last novel. The journey begins Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Stevens Building O’Connell Theatre with performances through Sunday, Sept....
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A classic American novel, a treacherous mountain climb, and a Shakespearean romance of lost love are just a few of the themes filling out an eclectic theatre production schedule for the NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming 2011-2012 Mainstage Series season. As an official presentation to its subscribers May 1, the school announced the...
Orson Welles’ “Moby Dick Rehearsed” explores what happens when a theater company attempts to stage Herman Melville’s classic novel without any of the necessary scenery or props. The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will perform “Moby Dick Rehearsed” from Thursday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 27, and Thursday, March 3, through Sunday, March 6....
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The plays of William Shakespeare are some of the most recognizable and beloved productions in the world. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 21, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present its interpretation of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” on the stage of the Stevens Building O’Connell Theatre on the DeKalb campus. The classic Shakespearean comedy follows Viola,...
All in the Timing
A dizzying display of wordplay lies at the heart of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s first production of the season, opening Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Stevens Building O’Connell Theatre. “All in the Timing” consists of six humorous acts that are each an independent play.  According to the School of Theatre and Dance...