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This Season at North Park Theatre

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During the 2014–2015 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.

Fall Production

TicketsRoustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck!

Written by Jay Torrence
Directed by North Park alum Joseph Schupbach

November 7–9 and 13–15, 2014
Lecture Hall Auditorium, North Park University

This fall, North Park Theatre has been collaborating with some of the greatest in the Chicago storefront theatre community to re-imagine Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck!, originally produced by The Neo-Futurists. In 1918, the engineer of a military train fell asleep at the wheel and plowed through the train of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, killing dozens of performers and circus workers. From this horrific tragedy, Roustabout attempts to find life, hope, and cheer in the stories, both told and untold, of the victims. The show is about war and art, the actor and the play, and the power of entertainment.

Performance Dates:

  • Friday, November 7, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 8, 7:30 pm, with a post-performance talk-back with Jay Torrence and Joseph Schupbach
  • Sunday, November 9, 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 13, 7:30 pm
  • Friday, November 14, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 15, 7:30 pm

Tickets

Winter One-Act Festival

Written, directed, designed, and performed by students

February 24–28, 2015

Students will again stretch 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.

Spring Production

KUNG FU SUBURBIA: Cul-de-Sacrifice

A Rock and Roll Graphic Novel for the Stage

Written by North Park alumni Joe Giovannetti and Chaz Evans
Directed by Chad Eric Bergman

April 17–19 and 23–25, 2015
Lecture Hall Auditorium, North Park University


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.