Announcing Next Season!

Three world premieres, award-winning playwrights, and a spectrum of work you won't find anywhere else in Chicago.


Chicago Premiere

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

The Rolling Stones

Book Reading & Signing

Author Rich Cohen shares stories from his time traveling with The Rolling Stones as a young reporter. Hosted by Chicago Tribune's Rich Kogan. Read more>


2016-17 season

Announcing our Next Season

Our 42nd season features five new plays, six female writers and directors, and the return of Northlight favorites Francis Guinan and Mike Nussbaum. Read more>


Discord cast

Discord Photo Gallery

Three actors portray three of the greatest minds in history. See how Jefferson, Dickens and Tolstoy come to life! View photos>


Summer Camp

Summer Performing Arts Camp

Northlight's camp offers programs for Grades 2-9, with options for 1, 2 and 4-week sessions. Combine theatre training with summer camp traditions! Read more>


Meet the Playwright

DISCORD playwright Scott Carter will participate in post-show discussions after the 2:30pm performances on Sunday, May 15 and Sunday, May 22. Carter is the writer/executive producer of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher.

Community Events

Northlight dramaturg Lauren Shouse and artists from DISCORD will discuss the play and the thinkers who inspired it. May 18 at Highland Park Public Library, May 23 at Wilmette Public Library. FREE and open to the public.  Read More >

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