National Theatre Live: “Obsession”


EVANSTON, Ill. — From “Peter Pan” to ‘Pinball Wizards,’ the Wirtz Center’s SummerStage 2017 season at Northwestern University offers something for everyone.

Other season highlights include a concert of new songs from the 12th annual Songwriter’s Project; a 90-minute Shakespearean romp featuring music, circus and fairies; four new National Theatre Live screenings including “Peter Pan” and “Twelfth Night;” Imagine U’s Block Party; and a concert staging of “The Who’s Tommy.”  

Tickets are on sale now at the Wirtz Center box office. The box office is located in the Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive on the Evanston campus.

National Theatre Live: “Obsession”
based on the film by Luchino Visconti
starring Jude Law
directed by Ivo van Hove
Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m.
Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive

Jude Law (“The Young Pope,” “Closer,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley”) stars in the stage production of “Obsession,” broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: “A View from the Bridge,” “Hedda Gabler”) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. A drifter, Gino is down-at-the-heel and magnetically handsome. At a roadside restaurant, he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart. The stage production of “Obsession” is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam, co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions, and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Recommended for age 12 and up.

Single tickets are $16 general admission and $10 for full-time students with valid ID.  

Tickets to all SummerStage events are available now through the Wirtz Center website. 

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