For over 40 years, Northlight Theatre has been committed to bringing our audiences brand-new plays, one of which went on to become a FEATURE FILM!
You are invited to become…
A PART OF THAT
A FILM SCREENING CELEBRATING NORTHLIGHT’S NEW PLAY PROGRAMMING
The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown is just one example of the impact that Northlight Theatre’s new play development program has had on the theatre industry. Debuting at Northlight in 2001, The Last Five Years has received seven Drama Desk Awards, been performed countless times around the world, and has been adapted into a major motion picture.
February 8 at 7 pm – Doors open at 6:30, Screening begins at 7
The Davis Theatre | 4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
General Admission Ticket: $35
“I Can Do Better Than That” Ticket: $50
Round up your ticket price to show extra support for new work!
With any ticket purchase, guests will enjoy a screening of The Last Five Years and can select from a full bar and a wide selection of hearty snacks and concessions. Following the movie screening, guests will engage in a conversation led by Northlight Artistic Director BJ Jones about the making of The Last Five Years, as well as the ongoing development of new work that will premiere on Northlight’s stage in the future.
Northlight has always been a home for new ideas, new works, and new plays. For over 40 years, our Artistic Team has championed bringing brand-new productions to the stage.
NEW WORK TESTIMONIALS
by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
directed by Marti Lyons
“To have a relationship with a playwright in giving them an artistic home is a privilege, and it is one that we share with you, our audience. Without your interest and embracing of world premieres, Northlight would not have achieved the reputation for creating new work that we have earned together.”
– BJ Jones on bringing Georgiana and Kitty to Northlight
by Steven Dietz
directed by Halena Kays
“As my artistic team and I read through as many thrillers as we could find, it occurred to me that perhaps a new one would be an opportunity too ripe to pass up. So I reached out to Steven Dietz who had several shows produced in Chicago last year and who has written many enjoyable mysteries and thrillers. It just so happened that he had one under construction and was excited to let us take a look. Moreover, he was amenable to working on it with us along with one of his foremost students and interpreters, director Halena Kays. The partnership felt right and long overdue.”
– BJ Jones on bringing How a Boy Falls to Northlight
by Sharyn Rothstein
directed by Jess McLeod
“I am so grateful to my gorgeous cast and brilliant director, and to BJ Jones and everyone at Northlight, for their support and passion for this play, and their commitment to telling under-told stories about people we as a society too often overlook and underestimate”
– Sharyn Rothstein
by Jason Robert Brown
directed by Daisy Prince
“There are very few people who will say to you ‘we will do whatever it takes to make this happen’… ”
– Daisy Prince
“I literally pitched [BJ] a show that didn’t exist and [he] said ‘great let’s do it’ and had [he] not said that, the show probably still would not exist.”
– Jason Robert Brown