Beer. War. Women.
Enjoy local craft beer at Sketchbook while the Northlight artistic team and local historian Lori Osborne discuss ties between 1940s Evanston and Northlight’s upcoming comedy Into the Breeches!. In the production, set in 1942 Evanston, soldiers’ wives rally to keep the Oberon Play House running while the men are off at war. Learn about the important roles real-life women in Evanston played throughout WWII and beyond – join us for a fun evening of History and Hops!

Tickets are FREE, but registration is required. Use the form below.


Into the Breeches! by George Brant
It’s 1942 and with the men off at war, the Oberon Play House is lacking its director and leading men. The season will be canceled… until the director’s wife rallies the troops at home for an all-female production. With the opportunity to move from the sidelines to centerstage, the women forge ahead with a spirit of collaboration, dauntless enthusiasm, and a belief in the power of art to move us forward. This surprisingly modern comedy proves that the show not only must, but will go on. To learn more and purchase tickets, please click here.

Lori Osborne
Lori Osborne is director of the Evanston Women’s History Project and Historian at the Evanston History Center. She served as Archivist at the History Center from 2007-2017. She specializes in local women’s history and public history projects. Osborne holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Chicago and a Master’s Degree in Public History from Loyola University Chicago.

FREE and Open to the Public

6:00pm-8:00pm

at Sketchbook Brewing Co.
821 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL 60202

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