Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Relativity, written by Mark St. Germain, directed by BJ Jones, and featuring Mike Nussbaum as Albert Einstein. Relativity has been extended for an additional six performances and will now run through June 25, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie.
In 1902 Albert and Mileva Einstein had a baby daughter. After 1904 she was never seen or spoken of again. Forty years later, a reporter interviews Einstein about this mysterious piece of his past, revealing shocking secrets about his family and his personal life. While the reporter questions Einstein on his theory of relativity and his decisions, she also poses a query of her own: to be a great man, does one first need to be a good man?
The author of Freud’s Last Session and Becoming Dr. Ruth showcases his signature blend of insight, intellect, humor and heart in this fictional account of a legendary figure.
The cast of Relativity includes Mike Nussbaum (Albert Einstein), Katherine Keberlein (Margaret Harding), and Ann Whitney (Helen Dukas).
The creative team includes Jack Magaw (Scenic Design), JR Lederle (Lighting Design), Rachel Laritz (Costume Design), Andrew Hansen (Sound Design) and Stephan Mazurek (Projection Design). The Production Stage Manager is Rita Vreeland.
The Box Office is located at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, in Skokie. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, and Saturdays12:00pm-5:00pm. On performance days, the box office hours are extended through showtime. The Box Office is closed on Sundays, except on performance days when it is open two hours prior to showtime.
The schedule during the added week, June 21-25, is: Wednesday at 1pm; Thursday at 8pm; Friday 8pm; Saturday at 2:30pm and 8pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
Curtain times for the regular run (through June 20) are: Wednesdays: 1:00pm and 7:30pm; Thursdays: 7:30pm; Fridays: 8:00pm; Saturdays: 2:30pm and 8:00pm; and Sundays: 2:30pm and 7:00pm (May 25 only).
Northlight’s production of Relativity is supported in part by American Family Insurance, John J. Cahill Inc., Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Evanston, Cramer-Krasselt, the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, MB Financial Bank, The Pauls Foundation, and Plante Moran, as well as individual production sponsors Carol and Steve Mullins, Bob and Lisa Silverman, and the Zunamon-Cunniff Family.
Northlight is continuing its popular special event series in conjunction with each production. All events are free.
Inside Look: Relativity
June 1 at 2:00 pm
at Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60077
Explore the historical and literary context of Relativity through a discussion and Q&A session with artists related to the production. Inside Look: Relativity will be held on June 1 at 2:00pm and will last approximately one hour. This event is free and open to the public.
Northlight Theatre aspires to promote change of perspective and encourage compassion by exploring the depth of our humanity across a bold spectrum of theatrical experiences, reflecting our community to the world and the world to our community.
Now in its 42nd season, the organization has mounted over 200 productions, including nearly 40 world premieres. Northlight has earned 198 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations and 34 Awards. As one of the area’s premier theatre companies, Northlight is a regional magnet for critical and professional acclaim, as well as talent of the highest quality.
Northlight is supported in part by generous contributions from Allstate Insurance; Baker McKenzie, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; Robert & Isabelle Bass Foundation; BMO Harris Bank; Henrietta Lange Burk Fund; The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation; The Chicago Community Trust; ComEd, An Exelon Company; The Davee Foundation; Edgerton Foundation for New American Plays Award; Evanston Community Foundation; Full Circle Foundation; Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; Kirkland & Ellis Foundation; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Melvoin Award for Playwriting; Modestus Bauer Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Niles Township; The Offield Family Foundation; The Pauls Foundation; Room & Board; Sanborn Family Foundation; Dr. Scholl Foundation; The Shubert Foundation, Inc.; The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; The Sullivan Family Foundation; Tom Stringer Design Partners; Turner Construction; and the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation.
Fact Sheet / Relativity
Written by: Mark St. Germain
Directed by: Artistic Director BJ Jones
Featuring: Mike Nussbaum (Albert Einstein), Katherine Keberlein (Margaret Harding), and Ann Whitney (Helen Dukas)
Creative Team: Jack Magaw (Scenic Design), JR Lederle (Lighting Design), Rachel Laritz (Costume Design), Andrew Hansen (Sound Design), Stephan Mazurek (Projection Design), and Rita Vreeland (Production Stage Manager)
Dates: Extended through June 25, 2017
Schedule: Tuesdays: 7:30pm (May 16 only)
Wednesdays: 1:00pm and 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm (June 22 at 8pm)
Saturdays: 2:30pm (except May 13) and 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:30pm and 7:00pm (May 14, June 4 & 25 only)
Location: Northlight Theatre is located at the North Shore
Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd,
Student tickets are $15, any performance
(subject to availability)
Box Office: The Box Office is located at 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.
Notes of Interest:
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