2015-16 Season

Our 41st season includes a world premiere, three Chicago premieres and a 1930s classic.
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World Premiere

Northlight favorites return for a new play by Bruce Graham (The Outgoing Tide, White Guy on the Bus)
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Pulitzer Prize Winner

This beloved American comedy depicts three generations of an eccentric but endearing family.
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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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World Premiere at the Steppenwolf Garage

A transgender African American woman teaches etiquette classes to LGBTQ youth.

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Funnyman

COMING SOON: Funnyman

WORLD PREMIERE! A fading vaudeville comic tries to revive his career while his grown daughter searches for answers, from the author of White Guy on the Bus, Stella & Lou, and The Outgoing Tide Read more>

 

2015-16 Season

Individual tickets are now on sale

Our 41st season includes a world premiere with George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky, three Chicago premieres and a 1930s classic. Save your seats today! Read more>

 

Backstage with BJ

Get a sneak peek at our first show

Join Artistic Director BJ Jones for a discussion Sep 4 at 12pm featuring special guest artists offering behind-the-scenes insight into Funnyman while it is still in rehearsal. The event is free but an RSVP is required. Reserve here>

 

NEA visit

NEA Chairman visits Northlight

Northlight was proud to host a visit from Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Jane Chu recently, the only theatre included in her Chicago area visit. Read more>

NEWS & EVENTS

Northlight presenting World Premiere at Steppenwolf Garage

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of Charm by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, Charm was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N Halsted St, from Oct 14 - Nov 8. Read more>

 

Charm artwork



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