MFA Lab Series
2017 MFA Lab Series
The MFA Lab series matches excellent young theatre directors from Northwestern’s MFA program with emerging designers from its partner MFA program in stage design for exciting and unexpected collaborations. These artists are the next wave, given the freedom to create together on bold, risk-taking productions of plays by today's most groundbreaking writers.
All performances are located in the Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater.
(Temporary entrance located at 10 Arts Circle Drive in the Marshall Dance Center)
Tickets: General Public $10 // NU Student $6/Adv. $10/Door.
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Caitlin Lowans
Sarah Ruhl’s acclaimed Passion Play takes us behind the scenes of three communities attempting to stage the popular dramatization of the death and resurrection of Christ. From Queen Elizabeth’s England to Hitler’s Germany to Reagan’s America, Ruhl takes us on a humorous yet unsettling journey filled with lust, faith, and a lot of fish. This intimate epic journeys through different historical and socials moments where the community of players grapple in different ways with the transformative nature of art, with politics never far in the background.
APRIL 27 - 30
7:30PM THUR FRI SAT
By Anton Chekhov
English version by Sarah Ruhl
Based on a literal translation by: Elise Thoron with Natasha Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
Directed by Lee Hannah Conrads
Transplanted from their beloved Moscow to a provincial Russian town, three sisters—Olga, Masha, Irina— yearn for the cityof their childhood, where they always imagined their dreams fulfilled. As those fantasies are ripped away, the sisters must cope with their despair and find a new way forward. Discover the humor and heartbreak of one of the world’s greatest plays, revealed through the lyricism of a leading voice in contemporary theatre: two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl.
MAY 18 - 21
8:00PM THUR FRI SUN
No performance Saturday, May 20