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Mainstage 19/20

ANNOUNCING THE 2019/2020 MAINSTAGE SEASON

MACHINAL
October 25 – November 10, 2019 // Josephine Louis Theater
By Sophie Treadwell
Directed by Jaclyn Biskup
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.
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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 our past and the past of those we have loved?
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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 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.
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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.
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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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Subscriber Add On Shows

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.

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.

Subscriptions and Tickets

New subscriptions on sale now.
Single tickets available online now.
Single tickets available in-person & phone September 24.

19/20 Six Play Subscription Prices

General Public: $148
Seniors (62+): $132
Area Educators: $132
NU Faculty/Staff/Emeriti: $100
Full Time Student/Child: $56
NU Students: $28

19/20 Wirtz Center Subscriptions include Machinal, Fun Home, Julius Caesar, Legally Blonde, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Peerless.

Flex Passes: $115
Six tickets to any mainstage or Stage on Screen event.

Buy Subscriptions

If you purchase a subscription and would like to buy Danceworks or Waa-Mu Show tickets, call the Box Office at 847-491-7282. The Box Office is open Tue – Fri from 10AM to 5PM and Saturday from noon to 4PM. The Box Office is closed on Sunday and Monday.