Northlight Theatre announces the final selection for its 2012-13 season, the World Premiere of Stella & Lou by Bruce Graham
Previously announced titles include Woody Sez—The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, The Odd Couple, The Whipping Man and Stones in His Pockets
Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the final selection for its 2012-13 season: the World Premiere of Bruce Graham’s Stella & Lou, directed by BJ Jones.
Stella & Lou
by Bruce Graham
May 3 – June 9, 2013
Opening: May 10, 2013
On a quiet night at Lou’s bar, two kindred spirits seek solace as they navigate changing times and relationships past. From the author of The Outgoing Tide comes an intimate exploration of friendship, forgiveness, and the longing for companionship that grows with the passage of time.
BJ Jones comments, “Northlight is thrilled to have Bruce Graham back following his Jeff Award-winning play The Outgoing Tide. Bruce’s work cuts very close to the marrow of human experience with humor and heartache. His work seems to resonate with Chicago audiences, and Stella & Lou will too, as a refreshingly hopeful piece about companionship.”
The previously announced 2012-13 season includes:
Woody Sez – The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie
devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley
directed by Nick Corley
September 14 – October 21, 2012
Opening: Friday, September 21, 2012
The legendary Woody Guthrie defined an American era of social consciousness and political expression with songs like “This Land is Your Land” and “The Ballad of Tom Joad.” This musical portrait, featuring Woody’s stirring ballads and joyous anthems, celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America’s great folk troubadour.
Northlight is proud to honor this American legend during his Centennial year!
The Odd Couple
by Neil Simon
directed by BJ Jones
November 2 – December 9, 2012
Opening: Friday, November 9, 2012
George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky star as famously mismatched roommates Oscar and Felix. When recently-failed marriages force slovenly Oscar to share an apartment with fastidious Felix, the pair must determine whether their differences are irreconcilable. This beloved comedy by Neil Simon is both surprisingly poignant and side-splittingly funny.
BMO Harris Bank is the exclusive production sponsor of The Odd Couple.
The Whipping Man
by Matthew Lopez
directed by Kimberly Senior
January 18 – February 24, 2013
Opening: Friday, January 25, 2013
Three men reunite in the aftermath of the Civil War—a Jewish Confederate soldier and two former slaves who were raised in his household. As the men struggle to rebuild their lives, they uncover a tangle of secrets that threatens their family and their shared faith.
Stones in His Pockets
by Marie Jones
directed by J. R. Sullivan
featuring Brian Vaughn and David Ivers
March 8 – April 14, 2013
Opening: Friday, March 15, 2013
A couple of small town Irishmen hope to hit it big when hired as extras for an epic American movie filming in their scenic County Kerry village. Two actors portray a colorful cast of dozens in this rollicking tale that pits harsh reality against Hollywood endings.
Presented in association with the Utah Shakespeare Festival
All plays and artists are subject to change.
Curtain times are: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Subscriptions to the 2012-13 Northlight Season are available through the box office, 9501 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie, by phone at 847.673.6300 or online at northlight.org. Renewals are currently available. New subscriptions will be available beginning in May 2012. With its wide range of ticket prices, discounted subscription packages and complimentary parking, Northlight remains of one of the best theatrical values in Chicagoland.
Subscriptions range in price from $105-$235. A limited number of season subscriptions for the Opening Night performances (also includes a reception with the cast) are available for $300, subject to availability. Northlight subscribers will have the first chance to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale to the general public. For more information, visit northlight.org.
Northlight Theatre aspires to promote change of perspective and encourage compassion by exploring the depth of our humanity across a bold spectrum of theatrical experiences, reflecting our community to the world and the world to our community.
Now in its 37th season, the organization has mounted nearly 190 productions, including over 40 world premieres. Northlight has earned 151 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations and 28 Awards. As one of the area’s premier theatre companies, Northlight is a regional magnet for critical and professional acclaim, as well as talent of the highest quality.
Northlight is supported in part by generous contributions from The Allyn Foundation; Blackman Kallick, LLP; BMO Harris Bank; the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation; ComEd, An Exelon Company; Edgerton Foundation for New American Plays Award; Ernst & Young; Evanston Community Foundation; Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; The Irving Harris Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; Kirkland & Ellis Foundation; The Lehman Family American Experience Series; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; MetLife Foundation; McKinsey & Company; Modestus Bauer Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Foundation; Nuveen Investments; The Offield Family Foundation; The Pauls Foundation; Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation; Sanborn Family Foundation; Dr. Scholl Foundation; Shubert Foundation; Sullivan Family Foundation; and the Theatre Communications Group.