Farce and Fun Star at Northwestern

A varied and inviting series of theater and dance programs is right in our own backyard, but many of us miss it.

The Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern’s School of Communication is celebrating its 30th season this year with fabulous productions and behind-the-scenes tours just for families. Here’s what is coming up:

“Spinning into Butter,” Jan. 28 to Feb. 6; “Peribanez,” Feb. 11 to 20; and Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” May 6 to 15. For a complete list of shows, visit communication.northwestern.edu/tic/performances.

We are family
New this year, three Saturday morning events take family members behind the scenes to understand how a performance is put together. The first is “Stories from the Garden” at 10 a.m. on Nov. 6, an interactive experience led by Rives Collins in connection with “The Secret Garden.” Subsequent events are “Everybody Dances!” led by NU dance program coordinator Susan A. Lee at 10 a.m. Feb. 19, and “Wee-Mu,” presented by “Waa-Mu” director David H. Bell at 10 a.m. on May 7 in connection with NU’s “Waa-Mu” show in the spring. Tickets are $5 and the programs are recommended for children five to ten years of age.

For tickets call the box office at 847-491-7282 and remember that parking for Northwestern productions is plentiful and free of charge.

Photo of guest director Derrick Sanders (“Spinning into Butter”) courtesy of Northwestern University

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