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November 2010 Theater/Dance Calendar

“Tartuffe” and “The Secret Garden” among works to be staged

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October 25, 2010 | by Judy Moore
The Theatre and Interpretation Center will present performances of Moliere’s classic comedy, “Tartuffe” through Nov. 6 at the Ethel M. Barber Theater.
EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Theatre and Interpretation Center (TIC) at Northwestern University will continue its 30th anniversary season with performances of Moliere’s comedic masterpiece “Tartuffe” (Oct. 22 to Nov. 6) and a musical adaptation of the beloved children’s novel “The Secret Garden” (Nov. 12 to 21).

In November, TIC also will premiere the first event in Imagine U, a new Saturday morning family series featuring a behind-the-scenes exploration of theatre. The first hourlong event, “Stories from the Garden” (Nov. 6), will focus on storytelling and will feature interactions with the director and cast from “The Secret Garden.

The School of Communication’s department of performance studies will present “We Band of Brothers: The Chronicle of Henry V” (Nov. 12 and 13), an adaptation by undergraduate Anakin Morris of Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV,” “2 Henry IV” and “Henry V.”

The Dance Program will present its annual Fall Dance Concert (Nov. 18 to 20).

All events are open to the public and will take place on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. Ticket information follows each performance listing below.

Subscriptions for the entire 2010-11 Mainstage Season are on sale now through the TIC Box Office at (847) 491-7282 or www.tic.northwestern.edu. Single-ticket prices are listed below.

For the first time, TIC is offering $10 single-ticket prices to Thursday night season performances to U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families (with a valid military ID), as well as $10 ticket discounts for Northwestern alumni who have graduated within the past two years (with a valid WildCARD). 

NOVEMBER 2010

THEATRE PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS

“Tartuffe” by Moliere, adapted and directed by Sean Graney, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22; 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24; 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28; 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29; 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31; 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston campus. Renowned Chicago director Sean Graney will launch the Theatre and Interpretation Center’s 30th anniversary season with his irreverent adaption of Moliere’s “Tartuffe.” Featuring Northwestern alumnus and Lookingglass ensemble member David Catlin, celebrated Chicago actress and Northwestern alumna Ann Whitney and Northwestern student actors, this tale of a family patriarch, a devout fraud and unquenchable lecherous desire is one of the greatest comedic masterpieces of all time. Ticket prices are $25 for the general public; $22 for seniors 65 and older, Northwestern faculty and staff and area educators and administrators; and $10 for full-time students and Northwestern alumni who graduated within the past two years. Single-tickets may be purchased through the TIC Box Office at (847) 491-7282 or online at www.tic.northwestern.edu.

Imagine U family program, “Stories from the Garden,” 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater, 1949 Campus Drive, Evanston campus. In this interactive, fun-filled session, director Rives Collins, chair of Northwestern’s theatre department, and student cast members will share their talents and take children aged 5 to 10 and their family members and friends on an exploration of “The Secret Garden” -- a world of hidden keys, walled gardens and the magical powers of an open heart. Each child will have an opportunity to create a token of his or her visit to this enchanting, once-in-a-lifetime storybook garden. Single-tickets are $5.

“The Secret Garden,” music by Lucy Simon and book by Marsha Norman, directed by Rives Collins, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14; 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18; 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston campus.  A musical adaptation of the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden” tells the story of Mary Lennox, an orphan sent to live in a haunted English manor. Through the discovery of a hidden key, a neglected cousin and a dormant garden, Mary awakens not only her own spirit but also spirits that had long been afraid to live or love. Directed by Northwestern theatre department chair Rives Collins, this Tony Award-winning tale will charm audiences of all ages. Single-tickets are $25 for the general public; $20 for seniors 65 and older, Northwestern faculty and staff and area educators and administrators; and $10 for full-time students and Northwestern alumni who graduated within the past two years.

PERFORMANCE STUDIES

“We Band of Brothers: The Chronicle of Henry V,” 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, Annie May Swift Hall, Alvina Krause Studio, 1920 Campus Drive, Evanston campus. Adapted and directed by performance studies undergraduate Anakin Morris, “We Band of Brothers” is the story of the rise of Henry V of England, adapted from Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV,” “2 Henry IV” and “Henry V.” It tells the story of a boy who is forced to grow up in order to lead a country he still doesn’t understand and become the hero he doesn’t know how to be. The coming-of-age tale chronicles Henry’s journey, which begins when the young prince, his corpulent friend and their drunken band of revelers traipse through debauchery and crime. It brings to life the universal struggles and responsibilities of adolescence. Admission is free.

DANCE

Fall Dance Concert, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18; 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center, Ballroom Studio, 10 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston campus. The Fall Dance Concert is an annual performance of student choreography produced by Northwestern’s New Movement Project, a student group that works closely with the University’s Dance Program to produce student work and host workshops and residencies with local and national artists. Student choreographers are selected by a panel of peers and dance faculty to create original and artistically mature premiere works. Single-tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for full-time students. Tickets are available through the Theatre and Interpretation Center Box Office at (847) 491-7282 or by visiting www.tic.northwestern.edu.

Nathalie Rayter, a senior in the School of Education and Social Policy, contributed to this story.

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