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.
National Theatre Live: “Twelfth Night”
by William Shakespeare
starring Tamsin Greig
directed by Simon Godwin
Wednesday, July 26, at 7 p.m.
Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive
A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, Viola steps out to explore a new land, setting off a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible. Simon Godwin (NT Live: “Man and Superman”) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (“Friday Night Dinner,” “Black Books,” “Episodes”) as a transformed Malvolia. The ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (“Flowers,” “Jericho”), Tamara Lawrence (“Undercover”), Doon Mackichan (“Smack the Pony”) and Daniel Ezra (“The Missing,” “Undercover”). Recommended for ages 12 and up.