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Vertigo Productions’ “Blood Pact,” which played in Shanley on Friday and Saturday, highlights the anger and arguments of girlhood.

Friendship bracelets and murder: ‘Blood Pact’ weaves anger, pain of girlhood

November 5, 2023

Content warning: This story contains mention of sexual assault. Forget summer camps and tie-dye T-shirts. Vertigo Productions’ “Blood Pact” points a lens on the darker aspects of girlhood, where...

Ernestine (Kate Fry) and her son Billy (Samuel B. Jackson) share a tender moment during Northlight Theatre’s production of “Birthday Candles.”

‘Birthday Candles’ creates something sweet at Northlight Theatre

October 1, 2023

One cup of butter, half a cup of sugar, two eggs, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, two cups of flour. This recipe ― pinned to a bulletin board ― is the first thing the audience sees when walking into...

Two directors chairs sit on a stage surrounded by red curtains. The chair on the right has a spotlight.

Casting call raises questions on racism in theatre

May 25, 2021

A&E On April 28, the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts sent out a casting call for an outside production to their email list. The call listed 15 available roles, but only one, at the very bottom,...

Mzizi: Waa-Mu’s Legacy Has to Include Black Creatives

March 2, 2021

Now that Black History Month has come to a close and the nation has celebrated the achievements and contributions of Black people in this country. We have also reflected on the injustices that are faced...

Students perform in the 76th Annual Dolphin Show, “Ragtime.” The Dolphin Show and other theatre groups are still planning shows for the 2020-21 academic year, even if they’re forced to perform remotely.

The show must go on: Theatre groups reimagine shows for virtual stage

August 16, 2020

Under normal circumstances, theatre is one of the most vibrant ways to spend your evenings at Northwestern. Whether you’re part of a production or watching from the audience, there’s a show to be engaged...

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