Friday, 10/20 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10/21 2.p.m.
Sunday, 10/22 2 p.m.
Saturday, 10/28 2 p.m.
Sunday, 10/29 2 p.m.
Saturday, 11/4 2 p.m.
Sunday, 11/5 2 p.m. (Sensory Performance)
Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive
General Public $20
Senior Citizens $20
Full-Time Students and Children $12
Full-Time NU Students $8 in advance, $12 at the door
A per ticket service charge will be added to all online ($3 per ticket) and phone ($2 per ticket) purchases
Suggested for ages 6+
Masks Recommended, No Longer Required for Wirtz Center Audiences
Book and Lyrics by Karen Zacarías
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr.
Inspired by the childhood of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Frida Libre is an uplifting story that explores the meaning of friendship, bravery, and transformation. Alex may seem like a quiet, shy boy, but he secretly holds big ideas inside his head. He wants to be a luchador (wrestler) and defeat bad guys in the ring. His life changes when he meets brave and colorful Frida, an unusual girl who dreams of being a doctor so she can help people. Forced to do a science project on butterflies and metamorphosis, the pair discovers how true friendship can help you overcome fear and transform your dreams into reality.
Creative Drama Workshops
Saturday, October 28 and Saturday, November 4, after our 2 p.m. shows
After seeing the show, join us for this free 45-minute creative drama workshop with Northwestern teaching artists. This workshop is available to any child aged 6 and above who attends, and parents and guardians are also encouraged to participate.
This workshop will include a pair matching game, an x-ray craft, and an exercise to embody metamorphosis, helping participants explore what it means to grow and change – participants only need to bring themselves, all materials will be provided!
Workshops will take place immediately after the show in Wirtz, with participants being escorted in a group from the Josephine Louis Theater lobby to the workshop space.
Due to our limited space, registration is required. Please fill out this form to register your child, as well as to let us know of any special accommodations we may need to make for your child.