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This Season at North Park Theatre

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During the 2013–2014 academic year, the North Park Theatre Company will stage three full productions and host a number of other lectures and events for the campus community.

Upcoming Events

Spring Production: Ghosts and ZombiesGhosts and Zombies

April 25–May 3, 2014
Den Theatre
1333 N Milwaukee Ave

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Ghosts and Zombies is Scandinavian playwright Gustav Tegby's modern adaptation of Ghosts, by Henrik Ibsen. Theatre and performance studies professor Chad Eric Bergman translated the script, originally written in Swedish, and will serve as director of the North Park Theatre Company production.

In step with the department's emphasis on the unique storefront model, the Company leaves campus to stage this production at the Den Theatre in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.

Performance Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, April 24, 7:30 pm
  • Friday, April 25, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 26, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 27, 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 1, 7:30 pm
  • Friday, May 2, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 3, 7:30 pm

Tickets cost $10 ($5 for students with valid ID) and are available online. You may either purchase your tickets in advance (processing fees apply) or reserve will call tickets and pay at the door (cash only, please; will call tickets will be held at the box office until 10 minutes before the curtain). Seating is general admission. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the performance in order to assist our box office and ushers.


Past Productions

Project 24 Performance

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fall Production: Book of Days

October 31–November 9, 2013
Lecture Hall Auditorium, North Park University

Follow the journey of Ruth Hoch as she sifts through an unsettling murder's aftermath and its impact on a small Missouri town. Penned by the late Lanford Wilson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Book of Days explores themes of jealousy, religion, greed, and truth in the context of a small, tightly knit community.

Winter One-Act Festival

Directed, designed, and performed by students
February 26–March 1, 2014
Lecture Hall Auditorium, North Park University

Students again stretched their legs as writers, directors, actors, producers, prop masters, and stage builders in this annual theatre tradition at North Park University that brings the storefront theatre experience in its rawest form to campus. This year's production, Something Lost, Something Gained, featured seven original student-produced one-act plays.

Previous Seasons

North Park Theatre has been actively staging productions since the 1955–56 academic year. Here’s a look back at our history:

  • The Duchess of Malfi

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—Urinetown: The Musical in the fall, Winter One Acts: UnLocked, and The Duchess of Malfi (pictured above) in the spring.

  • Winter One Acts

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—Urinetown: The Musical in the fall, Winter One Acts: UnLocked (pictured above), and The Duchess of Malfi in the spring.

  • Urinetown: The Musical

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—Urinetown: The Musical (pictured above) in the fall, Winter One Acts: UnLocked, and The Duchess of Malfi in the spring.

  • To Damascus Play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—Hideous Progeny in the fall, Storefront One Acts, and To Damascus (pictured above) at Rivendell in the spring.

  • Hideous Progeny play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—Hideous Progeny (pictured above) in the fall, Storefront One Acts, and To Damascus at Rivendell in the spring.

  • Lilith Play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—The Saint Plays in the fall, Winter One Acts, and Lilith (pictured above) in the spring.

  • The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—The Saint Plays (pictured above) in the fall, Winter One Acts, and Lilith in the spring.

  • Legitimate Geniuses Play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—WRENS in the fall, Winter One Acts, and Legitimate Geniuses (pictured above) at Neo-Futurarium in the spring.

  • Stain Play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—Stain: The Children of Heracles (pictured above) in the fall, Winter One Acts, and Three Sisters in the spring.

  • Three Sisters Play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—STAIN: The Children of Herakles in the fall, Winter One Acts, and Three Sisters (pictured above) in the spring.

  • Archangels Play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—Arcadia in the fall, Winter One Acts, and Archangels Don't Play Pinball (pictured above) in the spring.

  • Arcadia Play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—Arcadia (pictured above) in the fall, Winter One Acts, and Archangels Don't Play Pinball in the spring.

  • Kung Fu Suburbia Play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—Full Circle in the fall, Winter One Acts, and Kung Fu Suburbia (pictured above) in the spring.

  • Full Circle Play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—Full Circle (pictured above) in the fall, Winter One Acts, and Kung Fu Suburbia in the spring.

  • Kiwi Black Play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—King Lear in the fall, Kiwi Black (pictured above) in the winter, and Spring One-Acts.

  • King Lear Play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—King Lear (pictured above) in the fall, Kiwi Black in the winter, and Spring One-Acts.

  • Kosi Dasa Play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—Kosi Dasa (pictured above) in the fall, Winter One Acts, and CHESS in the spring.

  • Chess play

    The North Park Theatre Company staged three performances—Kosi Dasa in the fall, Winter One Acts, and CHESS (pictured above) in the spring.