Northwestern University December 2011 Theatre CalendarNovember 15, 2011 | by Judy Moore
EVANSTON, Ill. --- A one-night-only Dec. 3 concert by Broadway diva Faith Prince, and a best of British theatre broadcast of screenwriter John Hodge’s acclaimed new play are among the December highlights at the Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University.
All events are open to the public and take place on Northwestern’s Evanston campus, as noted.
Single ticket prices are listed below. Where applicable, ticket discounts are available for groups of eight or more. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased through the TIC Box Office at (847) 491-7282 or www.tic.northwestern.edu, or as indicated below.
DECEMBER 2011 PRODUCTIONS
Total Faith: Faith Prince in Concert, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston campus. Faith Prince has been dazzling Broadway audiences since winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her role as Ms. Adelaide in the critically-acclaimed revival of “Guys and Dolls.” Her one-night-only concert at Northwestern University will feature the songs of some of America’s greatest composers, including Harold Arlen, Stephen Sondheim and Jerry Herman. On television, Prince appears on Lifetime’s hit series “Drop Dead Diva” and as the lovable but quirky love interest of Oliver Platt in Showtime’s “Huff.” Her concert is co-presented by the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) and Theatre and Interpretation Center (TIC) at Northwestern University. Tickets for the general public are $40, and $30 for TIC season subscribers and Northwestern faculty and staff. A limited number of $10 tickets are available to full-time students with valid IDs. Tickets may be purchased now through the TIC Box office at (847) 491-7282 or www.tic.northwestern.edu.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SERIES
National Theatre Live, “Collaborators,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston campus. This year, for the first time ever, a TIC partnership with National Theatre Live (NT Live) is giving Chicago and North Shore audiences access to several highly-praised National Theatre productions from Great Britain. “Collaborators” is a new play by screenwriter John Hodge, who wrote “Trainspotting,” “Shallow Grave” and “The Beach.” Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Nicholas Hytner, it is now being performed in London at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre, and will be broadcast to an Evanston campus audience at the Louis Theater. Set in 1938 Moscow, the play centers on an imaginary encounter between Joseph Stalin and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. Well-known British actor Alex Jennings plays Bulgakov and Simon Russell Beale portrays Stalin. National Theatre Live is presented in partnership with Aviva and By Experience and sponsored by Arts Council England. TIC’s NT Live broadcasts are sponsored by a generous grant from the Alumnae of Northwestern and partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Single tickets for each showing are $20; or $18 each for groups of eight or more.
“The Wars of the Roses,” adapted by Paul Edwards, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Alvina Krause Studio, Annie May Swift Hall, 1920 Campus Drive, Evanston campus. School of Communication Associate Professor Paul Edwards has created a two-hour speed-through performance focusing on three rarely performed parts of Shakespeare’s “Henry VI.” His adaptation will be directed and performed by students in Edwards’ “Shakespeare’s English Histories” class. Seating is extremely limited (only 30 seats per performance). Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance by emailing Professor Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.