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2019/2020 MAINSTAGE SEASON

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.
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LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
February 14 – March 1, 2020 // Ethel M. Barber Theater
Book by Heather Hatch
Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Chase 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.
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DANCEWORKS 2020
March 4 – 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.
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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
April 24 – May 3, 2020 // Ethel M. Barber Theater
By Rick Elice
Directed by Nate Cohen
This Tony winning play, based on the best-selling novels upends the century-old story of how an orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.
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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 will go to succeed.
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