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MFA in acting candidates Charlotte Fox (Valerie), Jacob Smith (Jim) and Bill Gordan (Jack) appear in the upcoming School of Theatre and Dance mainstage production of “The Weir” by Conor McPherson.
Within the world of NIU’s next theater production, casual drinking and storytelling turn into a night of haunting revelations. The School of Theatre and Dance will present “The Weir,” a poignant play by Irish playwright Conor McPherson. Beginning Thursday, Feb. 2, “The Weir” will be performed in the Stevens Building Players Theatre on the DeKalb...
Jaymie and Harry Simmon
When they were theater students at NIU, Jaymie and Harry Simmon were more concerned with hitting their marks and memorizing their lines than they were with participating in research. However, thanks to their gift of $25,000, undergraduates participating in the Research Rookies program will have the opportunity to work alongside professors to research everything from potential...
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After having last been performed during the winter of 2009, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will again present one of its staple Studio Series productions, “Storytellers Theatre.” Shows are scheduled from Thursday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 13. The staged theatrical production is directed by professor Patricia Ridge, a professional storyteller herself. Storytelling...
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The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will celebrate Halloween a little late this year with performances of “Evening of Gothic Horror,” opening Thursday, Nov. 3. A collection of classic horror fiction stories by three well-known authors, “Evening of Gothic Horror” is the second production of the school’s 2011-2012 Studio Series, all of which are...
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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...
William Shakespeare
Join NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming for a Wednesday, June 8, trip to the Navy Pier Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Travelers will enjoy a 1 p.m. performance of “The Madness of King George III.” Immediately after the show, audience members will be treated to a half-hour “talk back” with the cast and...
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The NIU Community School of the Arts is taking registrations for summer. A visit to www.csa.niu.edu provides information about the day camps, classes, ensembles and private lessons that are available for children and adults. The semester begins the week of June 13 and runs throughout June and July. Most classes and all lessons are taught on the main...
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Students will take their turn in the director’s chair when the NIU School of Theatre and Dance presents “Love Scenes,” its next Studio Series production. The show will be performed from Thursday, April 14, through Sunday, April 17, in the Stevens Building Corner Theatre. “Love Scenes” will consist of four short plays revolving around the theme...
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....
Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune
The Friends of NIU Libraries invite the public to attend a free  presentation by Chicago Tribune chief theater critic Chris Jones. The presentation, titled “How Chicago Became America’s Hottest Theater City,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Rare Books and Special Collections department on the fourth floor of NIU’s Founders Memorial...
The Memorandum
Tales of spies, paranoia and fear of government control commonly draw on the historical situations during which they were written. Václav Havel’s Czechoslovakian satire, “The Memorandum,” was written in 1965 under the Communist thumb of the Soviet Union. The Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance will perform “The Memorandum” from Thursday, Feb. 3,...
Community School of the Arts: Theatre Boot Camp
Does your child enjoy the dramatic? Does he make up stories? Does she have a vivid imagination? Theatre Boot Camp, a class offered by the NIU Community School of the Arts, is a great learning experience and a lot of fun.  The class meets in the Music Building on the NIU campus from 10 a.m....
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