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With a sardonic viewpoint on everything from religion and politics to art and education, the comedic play, “Burning Times,” opens Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance. The play is the fifth production in the school’s 2012-2013 Studio Series. Written by playwright and NIU faculty member Luke Krueger and...
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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...
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...
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...
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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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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...
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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The West Coast is transferred in all its glitz and glory to the Midwest in this crazy new production by the NIU School of Theatre and Dance. “Los Angeles! …Is Underwater,” written by SoTD faculty member Luke Krueger, is the next Studio Series production of their season and will open Thursday, March 1. Krueger, who...
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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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