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In the Beginning There was House

Oct. 20-21, 2023

Friday, 10/20 7:30 p.m.  (Sold Out)
Saturday, 10/21 7:30 p.m. (Sold Out)

Wirtz Theater (Room 203)
Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for Performing and Media Arts
Chicago Campus
Abbott Hall
710 N. Lake Shore Drive

Ticket Pricing

General Public $15
Senior Citizens $15
NU Faculty Staff $15
Full-Time Students $12
Full-Time NU Students $8 in advance, $12 at the door
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Written by Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp
Directed by Chay Yew

Inspired by the life and work of Chicago house music legend Frankie Knuckles, the genre-fusing duo behind UNIVERSES have partnered to present a reading of In the Beginning There was House, a new work originally commissioned by the Goodman Theatre.  UNIVERSES was founded by Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp to create moving, challenging, and entertaining works for the stage. Sapp and Ruiz-Sapp will be in residence throughout the 2023-24 Northwestern University academic year as part of the newly established Astere E. Claeyssens Artist-in-Residence program. In addition to teaching and mentoring students, they will be developing In the Beginning There was House with Obie-Award winning director Chay Yew.