|The Actors Gymnasium
927 Noyes St., Evanston
$15.00 Tickets - Use Code: NSTW
Only available for the performance on Sunday, February 17
All The Time in the World: An Imaginary Circus
All the Time in the World is a circus about time. Trudy is a young girl who lives a hectic life with her very busy family, and who also has an imaginary friend. When Trudy’s imaginary friend is suddenly too busy to play with her and leaves to join the circus, she and her parents enter the circus paracosm to find more time and reunite Trudy and her imaginary friend.
|North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
$15.00 Tickets - Okee Dokee Brothers (2/16) - Use Code: OKEE15
$30.00 Tickets - Piff the Magic Dragron (2/15) - Use Code: PIFF30
Piff the Magic Dragon: The Lucky Dragon Tour
For Piff the Magic Dragon, the star of NBC’s America’s Got Talent and Penn & Teller: Fool Us, think Larry David in a dragon suit performing jaw-dropping magic tricks and you’re on the right track. With over 100 million online views, sold-out shows across the US and Canada and a residency at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip now extended throughout 2019, Piff the Magic Dragon has proved he’s here to stay.
The Okee Dokee Brothers
Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Now, as the Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they write songs to encourage kids and families to get outside and get creative. Their brand-new album Winterland (2018), is a tribute to the season of coziness, family time and outdoor fun! This cold-weather project is the follow-up to their wildly popular Adventure Album trilogy which was inspired by their extended canoe trip down the Mississippi River (Can You Canoe?), their month-long trek along the Appalachian Trail (Through The Woods) and a joyous horseback adventure through the American West (Saddle Up).
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
**Theater Week discount tickets are sold out**
Nina Simone: Four Women
by Christina Ham directed by Kenneth L. Roberson
Celebrate Ms. Simone's lasting legacy. In the aftermath of 1963's 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, Nina Simone rocked the nation with "Four Women," her tribute in song to the four little girls lost in the tragedy. Pwerful anthems such as "Mississippi Goddam," "Old Jim Crow," and "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" followed, fueling the Civil Rights movement and transforming her public persona from songstress to activist. This provocative musical journey follows an artist and the women around her on a path of discovery, healing, and hope.
|Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Rd., Glenview
$30.00 Tickets - To redeem call box office at 847-834-0738 and mention "Theater Week"
Don’t Dress for Dinner
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
|Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts
10 Arts Circle Dr., Northwestern University, Evanston
$15.00 Tickets - Use Code: CTW19
The Cherry Orchard
Josephine Louis Theater
February 7 & 8 @ 7:30pm
February 10 at 2pm
Bask in the timely and timeless brilliance of this immortal theatre classic by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. The Gayev family are sociable, intelligent, caring and hopelessly in debt. Unless they can find the funds, their huge estate, including its much-loved cherry orchard, will go to a mortgagee auction. The entrepreneurial son of their ex-farmhand offers them a solution, but they balk at his proposal. Racked by indecision and unable to comprehend the huge social changes on the horizon, they spend one last summer on their beautiful country property, conjuring memories of the past to mask their fears of the future.
Guys and Dolls
Ethel M. Barber Theater
February 15 @ 7:30pm
February 17 @ 2:00pm
This classic romantic comedy comes to life with a modern lens that takes us from the heart of Times Square, to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City and leaves us asking what it really means to be a Guy... or a Doll. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the cash, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown as a result; but Sarah's never encountered anyone quite like Sky. Jeff Award winner and TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling stages a fresh take on the beloved Broadway fable where mobsters, mayhem, and musical comedy light up the stage.
321 Park Ave., Glencoe
$30.00 Tickets - Use Code: NSTW19
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
This visceral American classic serves as the 1920s chapter of August Wilson's epic American Century Cycle. What begins as a routine recording session becomes more strained as tensions rise between the members of a blues band and the owners of the recording studio. The white producers mean to exploit the talents of the band—especially the gifted and impulsive Levee—but when Ma insists on having things her way, tensions are enflamed and the play builds to an unexpected and searing climax.