2017/2018 Mainstage Season at the Wirtz Center
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IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER
OCT 12 - 29 // Josephine Louis Theater
By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Henry Godinez and Jerrell L. Henderson
Part of the Brother Sister Trilogy from the Academy Award-winning writer of “Moonlight.”
NOV 3 - 19 // Ethel M. Barber Theater
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by Bill Brown
Jeff Award-winning director and TimeLine Theatre Associate Artist Bill Brown directs a Sondheim classic about marriage, friendship, and growing older.
FEB 2 - 11 // Josephine Louis Theater
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Lee Hannah Conrads
With potent images of disturbing injustices, Churchill uses a seventeenth-century witch hunt to condemn the past and present oppression of women.
TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL
FEB 16 - 25 // Ethel M. Barber Theater
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jeffrey Mosser
Deception, disguise, and the madness of love take center stage.
DANCEWORKS 2018: @ Hi-Speed
MAR 2 - 11 // Josephine Louis Theater
Artistic Direction by Joel Valentín-Martínez
The best in contemporary dance at Northwestern.
THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS
APR 27 - MAY 6 // Ethel M. Barber Theater
By Meg Miroshnik
Directed by Caitlin Lowans
The lines between Russian folk tales and reality disappear in an adventure more dangerous than any childhood
The Waa-Mu Show
MAY 4 - 13 // Cahn Auditorium
Directed by David H. Bell
Northwestern’s longest running theatrical tradition continues on in its 87th annual production.
EVER IN THE GLADES
May 18 – 27 // Josephine Louis Theater
By Laura Schellhardt
Directed by Rives Collins
A world premiere production that will transfer to the Kennedy Center following its run at the Wirtz Center.