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Mainstage 18/19

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.

ANNOUNCING THE 2019/2020 MAINSTAGE SEASON

MACHINAL
October 25 – November 10, 2019 // Josephine Louis Theater
By Sophie Treadwell
Directed by Joanie Schultz
Inspired by the real-life case of convicted and executed murderer Ruth Snyder, this 1928 play is considered one of the highpoints of Expressionist theatre on the American stage and is reimagined for a 21st century audience in this electrifying new staging.

FUN HOME
November 8 – 24, 2019 // Ethel M. Barber Theater
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Roger Ellis
Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical and the first musical to award an all-female writing team, this enchanting and harrowing coming of age story asks an all-important question for older Alison—what is true? And how do we confront tour past and the past of those we have loved?

JULIUS CAESAR
January 31 – February 9, 2020 // Josephine Louis Theater
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Danielle Roos
An all-powerful ruler, a skeptical public, and noble, but perhaps sinister ambition. Shakespeare’s tragedy of a group of people who will go to the extremes to remove a leader with devastating consequences.

LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
February 14 – March 1, 2020 // Ethel M. Barber Theater
Book by Heather Hatch
Directed by Chris Carter
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the popular movie, this musical comedy follows Elle Woods as she aims to impress the love of her life. And what better way to do that than to get into Harvard Law School? A large cast, featuring prominent roles for women, this musical explores the advantages, and disadvantages of class privilege.

DANCEWORKS 2020
February 28 – March 8. 2020 // Josephine Louis Theater
Artistic Direction by Joel Valentín-Martínez
Nothwestern’s annual showcase of dance featuring new works by acclaimed and nationally recognized guest choreographers and faculty.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
April 24 – May 3, 2020 // Ethel M. Barber Theater
By Rick Elice
Directed by Nate Cohen
A young girl attempts to navigate the harrowing world of 19th century England and comes to discover a new land of wonder and adventure.

THE 89TH ANNUAL WAA-MU SHOW
MAY 1 – 10, 2020 // Cahn Auditorium
Nothwestern University’s longest running theatrical tradition continues in its spectacular 89th annual production.

PEERLESS
May 15 – 24, 2020 // Josephine Louis Theater
By Jiehae Park
Directed by Sarah Gitenstein
In a modern riff on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, two young women strive to get into “the College,” a highly prestigious school which will secure their future. This timely play confronts the myth of meritocracy and the extremes of how far people of color will go to succeed.

Subscription renewal period begins June 4
New subscriptions on sale July 2
Single tickets available online August 1
Single tickets available in-person & phone September 24