Midwest Premiere

The conservative mother of a gay son is challenged to face a changing definition of family.
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A Civil War Story

A Union general questions what is legal versus what is right in a story based on actual events.
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Chicago Premiere

Three great minds debate the meaning of life and the nature of God in this whip-smart comedy.
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Mothers and Sons

NOW PLAYING: Mothers and Sons

From acclaimed author Terrance McNalley. Twenty years after her gay son's death, a woman visits his former partner and is challenged to accept a new kind of family. Read more>

 

Summer Camp

Summer Performing Arts Camp

Registration is now open for Northlight's summer camp programs, combining professional theatre training with timeless summer camp traditions. Read more>

 

Butler

UP NEXT: Butler

Early in the Civil War, three escaped slaves arrive at a Union fort to seek sanctuary from Major General Butler in a captivating story based on actual events. Read more>

 

Discord

COMING SOON: Discord

The meaning of life and the nature of God are debated in this whip-smart comedy that illuminates the brilliance, flaws and humor of three unforgettable philosophers. Read more>

NEWS & EVENTS

New Northlight staff

Lauren and MaraWe're pleased to welcome the two newest members of the Northlight staff, Literary Manager Lauren Shouse and Education Associate/Camp Director Mara Stern.  Read More >

Open captioned performance

Thanks to a grant from Theatre Development Fund, Northlight is pleased to offer open captioning at the performance of Mothers and Sons this Saturday, February 13 at 2:30pm. To reserve, please call the Box Office at 847.673.6300 and request the Open Captioning section, or buy online and select the Open Captioning seating section.  Read More >

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