Staging the Future Together

by Northlight Theatre

BJ Jones
Artistic Director


It’s hard to describe the energy we all feel here at Northlight after one of our most successful seasons, which was capped off by the astonishing and inspirational performance in Relativity by Mike Nussbaum, our first Artistic Director. Determined, resilient, striving for perfection—he sets a bar for us all. We felt that here at Northlight, and I know our audiences did too.


That energy flows into the 2017-18 season with pieces that reflect our world today: representing diversity and inclusiveness, and refreshing us with hope and spiritual uplift. Some of your favorite authors return to Northlight with exciting new pieces that articulate vital themes as well as inspire and entertain.


The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez, who brought us The Whipping Man, energizes and challenges us to open our minds and hearts. The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson, co-author of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, is a gorgeous tribute to the power of theatre and a testament to the legacy of friendship. Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau, Detroit 67’s author, reminds us of the economic crisis America recently struggled through and highlights our resilience to adversity. Martin McDonagh’s classic The Beauty Queen of Leenane stars Jeff Award-winner Kate Fry (Outside Mullingar) in her return to Northlight. And fresh from its success at the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Molly Smith Metzler’s Cry it Out is everything you’ve come to expect from Northlight—funny, compassionate, resonant, and timely.


Extending from the work on our stage to post-show discussions, community events like Backstage with BJ, and our new play development series Interplay, we truly feel that we are Staging the Future Together. Your feedback has tremendous impact on our work and our futures.


We are grateful for this powerful and profound relationship with you. Your loyalty is humbling and our partnership is gratifying. I hope you will join us.


Photo by Joe Mazza – bravelux