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WELCOME TO THE 2013/14 SEASON! Featuring award-winning director and playwright Joseph Hanreddy; Timeline Theatre Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling; Court Theatre Resident Artist Ron Oj Parson; a collaboration with Actors Gymnasium; acclaimed Northwestern alumnae Adam Goldstein and Lillian Groag; two Tony Award-winning musicals, seven National Theatre Live broadcasts; two Imagine U Family Series productions; and our own talented faculty and students, we are thrilled to invite our audiences to examine the different forms and faces of prejudice in our 33rd season.

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• $2 discount on additional single tickets for all seven mainstage productions.*

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• No service charge on additional single ticket orders! • Guaranteed seats to all seven mainstage productions. • First opportunity to purchase tickets to the National Theatre Live broadcast of Warhorse later this fall, before they go on sale to the public. • First opportunity to purchase tickets to The Waa-Mu Show before they go on sale to the public.

• No service charge on additional single ticket orders! • Guaranteed seats to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Pride and Prejudice, Moby Dick and Trouble in Mind. • Early-bird opportunity to purchase single tickets to Cabaret ahead of the general public.

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• First opportunity to purchase tickets to the National Theatre Live broadcast of Warhorse later this fall, before they go on sale to the public.

• Complimentary tickets to the MFA Collaborations Series productions (titles, dates and times to be announced).

• First opportunity to purchase tickets to The Waa-Mu Show before they go on sale to the public.

*Single tickets for 2013/14 Mainstage shows will go on sale Friday, September 20th.

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Order tickets today to the 83rd annual Waa-Mu Show, directed by acclaimed Chicago director and Northwestern faculty member Geoff Button (Spring Awakening, The Who’s Tommy) and guarantee your access to the best seats in the house, before single tickets go on sale to the public later this fall!

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2-11

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THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Music and Lyrics by William Finn Book by Rachel Sheinkin Conceived by Rebecca Feldman Additional Material by Jay Reiss Directed by Adam Goldstein

Do you have what it takes to win … or, even tougher, to fit in? Directed by Northwestern University alumnus Adam Goldstein, this hilarious and touching Tony Award-winning musical takes audiences right into the pressure cooker of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Under the bee’s bright lights, six young overachievers must use their dictionary-thick knowledge of obscure words and the unexpected guidance of lovable bee officials to battle the oppression of role models, adults, other competitors and even their own selves to learn that winning isn’t everything and that champions come in all shapes and sizes.

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Josephine Louis Theater

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Drew Principe in How Can You Run With A Shell On Your Back? (2009), photo by Andrew Campbell.


PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan Directed by Jessica Thebus

Lively and bright Elizabeth Bennet encounters interfering parents, squabbling sisters, snobbish aristocrats and her own mistaken prejudices on her way to the alarming realization that she is in love with a man whom she professes to despise and who finds her barely tolerable. Or does he? Directed by Jeff-nominated Northwestern University faculty member Jessica Thebus and adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan, Jane Austen’s classic novel of attraction, vanity, manners and marriage sparkles with dancing, romance, wit and the “inconsistency of all human characters.”

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15-24

Ethel M. Barber Theater

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730PM 8PM 8PM 2PM

Student matinee: Fri, Nov 22, 10am

Julie Tabash and Kara Dunleavy in The Secret Garden (2010), photo by Andrew Campbell. Pride and Prejudice is sponsored by a generous grant from The Alumnae of Northwestern University.


AIMEE AND JAGUAR

By Lillian Groag Based on Aimee & Jaguar written by Erica Fischer Directed by Joseph Hanreddy

As war-torn Berlin crumbles underneath constant Allied bombing, a romance kindles between Lilly Wust, a mother of four with a husband away fighting for the Nazi cause, and Felice Schragenheim, a Jewish girl living on fake IDs and uncertain of her next meal. Written by Northwestern alumna Lillian Groag and directed by Joseph Hanreddy, Aimee and Jaguar investigates the complex and often contradictory nature of love in the emotionally charged final days of the Third Reich.

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31-9

Josephine Louis Theater

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730PM 8PM 8PM 2PM

Katie Spelman in Ghetto (2009), photo by Andrew Campbell. Aimee and Jaguar is sponsored by a generous grant from The Alumnae of Northwestern University.


CABARET

Book by Joe Masteroff Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Broadway production directed by Harold Prince Produced for the Broadway Stage by Harold Prince Directed by Nick Bowling

The political unrest of 1931 Berlin is where young American writer Cliff Bradshaw seeks inspiration for his next great novel. Instead, he finds himself enmeshed in the decadent and dangerous Kit Kat Klub, a stained world filled with velvet sofas, tattered lamps and the beguiling cabaret singer Sally Bowles. Desire and dreams may only drift undisturbed for so long in this darkly political Tony Award-winning musical directed by Jeff Award-winning TimeLine Theatre Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling, as Cliff must ultimately decide if his life is to be nothing more than a cabaret.

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Ethel M. Barber Theater

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Ellie Bensinger in The Pajama Game (2013), photo by www.JustinBarbin.com.


DANCEWORKS 2014: HOT BUTTONS Artistic Director Susan A. Lee

Through the rich tapestry of contemporary and modern dance forms, Danceworks 2014 tackles our “hot buttons,” from manners, mannerisms, body types and attitudes about gender and sexuality. Under the artistic direction of Susan A. Lee, with choreography by Emma Draves, Sarah Edgar, Jeff Hancock, Lizzie Leopold, Amanda Lower, Joel Valentin-Martinez and Laura Wade, Danceworks considers movement and meaning with multiple riffs on themes inspired by this season’s production of Pride and Prejudice.

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28-9

Josephine Louis Theater

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Rachel Molinaro in Occupy Dance (2013), photo by www.JustinBarbin.com.


MOBY DICK

Adapted and Directed by David Catlin Presented in collaboration with Actors Gymnasium Based on the novel by Herman Melville

Go tumbling, soaring, and bounding across briny billows in this collaboration with Actors Gymnasium and their high-flying brand of aerial and physical storytelling. Aboard the Pequod, Captain Ahab sails the watery world, seeking revenge on a lone white whale that devoured his leg in a fateful encounter in the South Pacific. Adapted and directed by acclaimed Lookingglass ensemble member and Northwestern faculty member David Catlin (The Little Prince) from Herman Melville’s classic novel of adventure, obsession and fate, Moby Dick questions what it is that drives us to pursue the impossible and how that ambition ultimately consumes us.

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25-4

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Josephine Louis Theater

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730PM 8PM 8PM 2PM

Student matinee: Fri, May 2, 10am

Max Cove in Spring Awakening (2012), photo by www.JustinBarbin.com.


TROUBLE IN MIND By Alice Childress Directed by Ron Oj Parson

It is 1957 and talented but struggling actress Wiletta Mayer has just been given her breakthrough role in Chaos in Belleville, an anti-lynching play practically ripped from the headlines and set to open on Broadway. But is fame worth more than perpetuating a stereotype? Directed by Court Theatre Resident Artist Ron Oj Parson, prejudice and ambition are uneasy bedfellows in this “scathingly funny, wise and extraordinary� (Washington Post) satire by Alice Childress.

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16-25

Ethel M. Barber Theater

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Whitney White in Spunk (2008), photo by Andrew Campbell.


The Theatre and Interpretation Center is thrilled to continue partnering with NT Live to bring “the best of British theatre” to our audiences in our 2013/14 Mainstage Season! Single tickets to all seven broadcasts are on sale now at (847) 491‐7282 or www.tic.northwestern.edu/ntlive, with additional broadcasts, including Warhorse, to go on sale later this season!

THE AUDIENCE

By Peter Morgan | Directed by Stephen Daldry Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award‐winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the West End production of The Audience, broadcast from London’s Gielgud Theatre. For 60 years, Elizabeth II has met each of her 12 Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life, it is private. The Audience breaks this contract of silence and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.

Tue, September 10, 7pm | Josephine Louis Theater

OTHELLO

By William Shakespeare | Directed by Nicholas Hytner The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy. Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guvnors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet.

Tue, November 5, 7pm | Josephine Louis Theater

FRANKENSTEIN (Reprise)

By Nick Dear | Directed by Danny Boyle National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. NOTE: This broadcast will feature Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of the Creature and Jonny Lee Miller in the role of Victor Frankenstein.

Tue, November 12, 7pm | Josephine Louis Theater National Theatre Live is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. NT Live is proudly supported by AVIVA.

The Theatre and Interpretation Center’s National Theatre Live broadcasts are sponsored by a generous grant from The Alumnae of Northwestern University.


MACBETH

By William Shakespeare | Directed by Rob Ashford NT Live broadcasts Manchester International Festival’s electrifying production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award‐winner Rob Ashford (Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse, Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway) and BAFTA Award‐winner Kenneth Branagh, this unique production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church.

Tue, November 19, 7pm | Josephine Louis Theater

THE HABIT OF ART (Reprise)

By Alan Bennett | Directed by Nicholas Hytner National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of The Habit of Art, with Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour, returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for 25 years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.

Tue, December 10, 7pm | Josephine Louis Theater

HAMLET (Reprise)

By William Shakespeare | Directed by Nicholas Hytner National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Hamlet returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Following his recent celebrated performances at the National Theatre, Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet in a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s complex and profound play about the human condition. He is joined by Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia).

Tue, January 14, 7pm | Josephine Louis Theater

CORIOLANUS

By William Shakespeare | Directed by Josie Rourke NT Live broadcasts the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC’s Sherlock) as Menenius. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too and Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

Tue, March 4, 7pm | Josephine Louis Theater

Photo Credits: Helen Mirren in The Audience, Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein and Kenneth Branagh in Macbeth; photos by Johan Persson.


FAMILY SERIES Imagine U is thrilled to announce two productions as part of the 2013/14 season at TIC! Geared toward children and their families, performances may include an opportunity for children to talk afterwards with the cast or receive take-home programs filled with activities, art projects, fun facts and games!

THE HUNDRED DRESSES

By Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills | Based on the book by Eleanor Estes | Directed by Rives Collins Wanda Petronski claims to have 100 beautiful dresses at home – despite wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Maddie Reeves joins the rest of the kids at Franklin Elementary School, teasing Wanda for speaking strangely, having a funny last name and living in the wrong part of town. But when the teasing gets out of hand, Maddie has a tough decision to make. Based on the Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes and directed by acclaimed Northwestern faculty member Rives Collins (The Secret Garden, How Can You Run With A Shell On Your Back?), this musical adaptation asks: would you have the courage to stand up for someone, even if it means standing alone?

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1-10

Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater

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7

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2PM

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2PM

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CHARLOTTE’S WEB

Adapted by Joseph Robinette | From the book by E.B. White | Directed by Mary Poole “… the best children’s book of the past two hundred years” – The Children’s Literature Association Chin up! After a restless first night in the Zuckerman family barn, a wide-eyed young pig named Wilbur meets a witty and resourceful spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur learns through his fellow barnyard creatures of some unsettling plans for his future, Charlotte takes it upon her spinnerets and her trusty web to save him. Directed by award-winning Northwestern faculty member Mary Poole, this magical tale of what it means to be a good writer and a good friend features the much-loved characters created by E.B. White.

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2-11

Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater

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New this year – the Imagine U Family Pass! For only $30, families will receive four passes to use in whatever combination they like for our 2013/14 Imagine U shows! Use two for The Hundred Dresses and two for Charlotte’s Web, or use all four for just one show! The family pass not only provides 10% off children’s single ticket prices and 25% off adult single ticket prices, but also gives you the flexibility to pick your shows and dates! Ben Barker, Zach Piser and Anna Marr in The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley® (2013), photo by www.JustinBarbin.com.


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NEW MUSIC AND COMMUNICATION BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT Construction underway on the new Music and Communication Building has closed Arts Circle Drive to traffic. Free parking for evening and weekend events remains available in the two-level structure located on Campus Drive, but the project does impact handicap parking and patrons requiring special access to our theaters, as the parking structure is not accessible to patrons who are unable to climb stairs. For information on handicap parking and designated special-access drop-off locations, please visit www.tic.northwestern.edu/construction or call (847) 491-7282. We encourage all patrons to allow extra time to get into the theater throughout the duration of this project. Norris University Center

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Front cover: Mary Kelly in The Pajama Game (2013); Back cover: Zach Sorrow and Graham Duff in The Verona Project (2012); Both photos by www.Justin Barbin.com.

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