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The Butley's and Del Valle's mingling From left to right_ Chuck Sipps (Frank), Jennifer Blair (Virginia), Claribelle Navarrete (Tania), Leo Aranda (Pablo) Photo Credit_Photo credit_ Sarah J. Fabian

NEIU’s Stage Center Theater Presents: ‘Native Gardens’

March 10, 2020

NEIU’s Stage Center Theatre closed out February with its interpretation of Karen Zacaraias’ “Native...

A one woman show: ‘Discovering Marie’

Ana Peres Bogo, Writer

November 19, 2019

 As part of the 3rd annual Women in Science Conference on Nov. 14, Dr. Maria Boundas Bakalis brought her striking one-woman rendition of “Discovering Marie Curie” to the NEIU stage.  The conference celebrates women in science, a field that still has a male predominance. This year’s topic of Women in Chemistry offered Bak...

True West Review

True West Review

July 23, 2019

Chuck Sipps and Abbey Cruse attended “True West” at Steppenwolf. What follows is their conversat...

A spooky, beautiful nightmare: ‘The Pillowman’

A spooky, beautiful nightmare: ‘The Pillowman’

May 7, 2019

Bright lights. Eardrum shattering loud bangs. Haunting screams and murder. All of that and a bag of purcha...

New Stage Center Play: The Pillowman Opens Thursday April 11

New Stage Center Play: The Pillowman Opens Thursday April 11

April 18, 2019

NEIU’s Stage Center is currently working on a new play, “The Pillowman,” which will have its opening day...

‘How to Catch Creation’ at the Goodman Asks “What Will You Leave Behind?”

Daphne Watson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

The Goodman Theatre has a long history of providing a platform for playwrights and other creatives of color to express themselves. Christina Anderson’s, “How to Catch Creation,” is the ultimate voyeuristic experience. A contemporary story set in San Francisco, California, Anderson’s tale connects the past, presen...

Black Ensemble Theatre Produces Three Play Series

Lenore Petinger, Writer

February 12, 2019

On Jan. 17 - 19, Black Ensemble Theater (BET) of Chicago performed its first anti-racism play in partnership with Northeastern. “National Anthem” is the dilemma that a college senior faces on what his actions should be as he quarterbacks his team in the national championship game.  He knows the history of the civil ri...

Ahmad Simmons in “High Fidelity.” NEIU students get one free ticket with student I.D.

The power of forgiveness shines in ‘High Fidelity’

December 2, 2018

Stage Center Theatre’s production of “High Fidelity” opened this past Thursday, Nov. 29 and it w...

Growing as an Individual: A student’s perspective on Children’s Theatre Workshop

Michelle Khzakia

November 6, 2018

A play isn’t just about memorizing a few lines and spitting them out on stage in front of a bunch of people. Children’s Theatre Workshop (CTW) is  offered every semester and gives students the opportunity to put on a show for young audiences. CTW meets twice a week for three hours. Students work on all of the differ...

Two sides of the same coin with ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

Two sides of the same coin with ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

April 12, 2017

Stories of good and evil battling for control are as old as time. Humanity is deeply invested in stories r...

“Death of a Salesman” runs until March 26 at the Redtwist Theatre (1044 W. Bryn Mawr). Tickets are available at the box office with varying prices.

Nothing dead about this salesman

March 14, 2017

For a play as well known as “Death of a Salesman,”  written by Arthur Miller and directed by ...

Caroline Neff (Sonya) and Tim Hopper (Vanya) in the Chicago premiere of Annie Baker’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, directed by Robert Falls.  Tickets can be purchased at

‘Uncle Vanya’ at the Goodman Theatre

March 14, 2017

There’s a reason that classics are classics. Even if manner of dress and other cultural symbols are o...

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