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January 2007 Theatre Calendar

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December 5, 2006 | by Judy Moore

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Following winter break, Northwestern University will continue its 2006-07 Mainstage theatre season on the Evanston campus with the Tony Award winning musical “Pippin” (Jan. 26 to Feb. 4) at the Josephine Louis Theatre, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston campus.

Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman, a Goodman Theatre artistic associate, Lookingglass Theatre ensemble member and Northwestern University professor of performance studies, will direct William Shakespeare's “Cymbeline” (Feb. 9 to 18) at the Ethel M. Barber Theatre, 30 Arts Circle Drive.

The Louis Theatre also will be the site of Danceworks 2007 (Feb. 23 to March 4) and Aurand Harris' family play “The Orphan Train” (April 12 to 15). “The Orphan Train” production will travel to Evanston-area middle schools this spring following its Evanston campus run.

Caryl Churchill's comedy “Cloud Nine” will be staged at the Barber Theatre (April 20 to 29). The 2006-07 theatre season will conclude at the Louis Theatre with a production of Philip Barry's 1928 romantic comedy “Holiday” (May 11 to 20).

For more information or to order single or group tickets by phone, call the Theatre and Interpretation Center Box Office at (847) 491-7282.

Online ticket sales for Mainstage productions also are available through TicketWeb.com by

going to the Northwestern University Theatre and Interpretation Center Web site at <http://www.tic.northwestern.edu/tickets.html> and clicking the TicketWeb icon.

JANUARY 2007

“Pippin,” 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26; 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27; 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31; 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1; 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2; 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4; Josephine Louis Theatre, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston campus. Written by composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz of the Broadway and Chicago hit “Wicked,” and based on the book that Roger O. Hirson wrote for the musical “Pippin,” the Tony Award winning show tells the lively coming-of-age story of Charlemagne's oldest son. A surprise waits around every corner as Pippin wanders through the worlds of politics, love and war before finding his true calling -- home and family. The production will feature show-stopping ballads and dance numbers. Faculty member Dominic Missimi, director of the University's Music Theatre Program, will direct Northwestern's production. Single tickets are $25 for the general public; $22 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $10 for students.