Mainstage 18/19

Join us for an exciting theatre season at the Wirtz Center!

Subscriptions and Flex Passes are on sale now! 
Watch the new fall preview video and meet our exciting directors.

 

JANE EYRE
Oct 26 – Nov 11, 2018 // Josephine Louis Theater
Adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s novel by Polly Teale
Directed by Katy Walsh

A thrilling, movement-based theatrical retelling of the classic novel in a boldly inventive way that you have never experienced before!

A CHORUS LINE
Nov 9 – Dec 2, 2018 // Ethel M. Barber Theater
Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Directed and Choreographed by Kurt Domoney

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical sensation about "every little step" towards the ultimate Broadway dream!

THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Feb 1 – 10, 2019 // Josephine Louis Theater
A comedy in four acts by Anton Chekhov
A new version by Stephen Karam
From a literal translation by Allison Horsely
Directed by Hassan Al Rawas

Chekhov's endearing and everlasting drama in which a family's cross generational dispute about the future of their beloved estate creates a clash between socialism and capitalism, legacy and reality.

GUYS AND DOLLS
Feb 15 – Mar 3, 2019 // Ethel M. Barber Theater
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Directed by Nick Bowling

Jeff Award-winning director Nick Bowling returns to Northwestern University to direct one of Broadway's greatest classics featuring mobsters, mayhem, and musical comedy gold!

DANCEWORKS 2019
March 1 – 10, 2019 // Josephine Louis Theater
Artistic Direction by Joel Valentin-Martinez

The best in contemporary dance at Northwestern featuring new works from faculty and nationally renowned dance makers!

Schiller’s MARY STUART
April 26 – May 5, 2019 // Ethel M. Barber Theater
A version by Peter Oswald
Directed by Alex Mallory

An all-female cast takes on the dramatic interpretation of the clash between the imprisoned Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots and her rival Queen Elizabeth I.

THE 88TH ANNUAL WAA-MU SHOW
May 3 – 12, 2019 // Cahn Auditorium
Directed by Stephen Schellhardt

VOYEURS DE VENUS
May 17 – 26, 2019 // Josephine Louis Theater
By Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Tasia A. Jones

A young writer struggles to reveal the painful truth behind the history of 19th century sideshow sensation Saartjie Baartman, also known as "The Hottentot Venus."  Winner for the 2006 Jeff Award for Best New Work.


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Call the box office at 847-491-7282 or purchase your tickets online and pick your own seats!

Subscriber Benefits include:
Free Exchanges // $5 Off on Additional Tickets
Access to the Best Seats // Subscriber Pre-Sale for The Waa-Mu Show

NEW THIS YEAR WIRTZ CENTER FLEX PASS!
The Wirtz 18/19 Flex Pass is good for six tickets to any Mainstage production or Stage on Screen broadcast. The Flex Pass may be redeemed for six tickets to one performance, two tickets to three performances, or any other such combination. The Flex Pass is not valid towards Imagine U productions, the Waa-Mu Show, or MFA Lab Series. You may redeem any ticket(s) in your Flex Pass immediately, or you may wait and make your reservations later in the season, it's entirely your choice!