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2017-2018 Season

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The 2017-18 Season pairs playwrights behind some of the most memorable productions in Northlight history with outstanding artists, in a spectrum of work that will entertain, enlighten, inspire conversation, and encourage open minds.


Sanctions

World Premiere


Sep 14 - Oct 22, 2017

As a university athletic department recovers from past NCAA violations, a new scandal threatens to blow up the whole program. This biting world premiere comes from the author of Funnyman, White Guy on the Bus and The Outgoing Tide.

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The Book of Will

Midwest Premiere


November 9 - December 17, 2017

Armed with wit, humor, a deep camaraderie and a passion to preserve the plays that shaped their lives, the members of Shakespeare’s own company cunningly navigate the production of the 1623 First Folio.

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Skeleton Crew

Midwest Premiere


Jan 25 - March 4, 2018

At the start of the Great Recession, workers at one of the last auto plants in Detroit confront the life-altering choices they must make if their plant goes under. When pushed to the limits of survival, how far over the lines are people willing to cross?

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane


March 15 - April 22, 2018

Forty-year-old spinster Maureen Folan lives with her manipulative aging mother Mag, stuck in a caretaking relationship that has them both seething with resentment. When a romantic encounter finally sparks Maureen’s hopes for an escape, Mag’s interference sets in motion a chain of events that is as tragically funny as it is terrifying.

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The Legend of Georgia McBride

Chicago Premiere


May 10 - June 17, 2018

When a drag show takes over the entertainment at the Florida Panhandle bar, a down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator does what it takes to keep his job – including stepping into some high heels. This heartwarming, music-filled comedy celebrates the unexpected path to finding your true voice.

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