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British theater is live at Northwestern

While it may cost quite a bit to travel to London to witness live theater, a more economical way to experience it is to go on over to the Evanston campus of Northwestern University.

Two new broadcasts have been added to the current season—“Traveling Light,” a new play by Nicholas Wright can be seen live on Feb. 28, and Oliver Goldsmith’s classic comedy, “ She Stoops to Conquer,” will be presented on April 24. Both can be viewed at the Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive.

The broadcasts are sponsored by a grant from the Alumnae of Northwestern and partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Single tickets for each showing are $20 per person.

Previously announced broadcasts are “Collaborators,” about an imaginary encounter between Joseph Stalin and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, which will be presented Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Louis Theater, and William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” on March 27 at the Ethel M. Barber Theater.

Northwestern is only one of three venues in Illinois selected to present these live productions.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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