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.
For program and event details, visit the Wirtz Center website.
Stage on Screen Series
The popular Stage on Screen series continues to bring the best of international theatre to the big screen at Northwestern University. Summer screenings include:
National Theatre Live: “Peter Pan”
by J.M. Barrie
directed by Sally Cookson
Saturday, July 22, at 2 p.m.
Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive
J.M. Barrie’s much loved tale comes to life in a wondrously inventive production co-produced by the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic theatre, under the direction of Sally Cookson (NT Live: “Jane Eyre”). When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues, which will delight children and adults alike.