Performance: Relativity

Performance: Relativity

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


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. Relativity runs May 11 – June 18, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, May 19 at 8pm.

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), and Andrew Hansen (Sound Design). The Production Stage Manager is Rita Vreeland.

Title: 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), and Rita Vreeland (Production Stage Manager)

Dates: Previews: May 11 – 18, 2017

Press Opening: Friday, May 19 at 8 pm

Regular Run: May 20 – June 18, 2017

Schedule: Tuesdays: 7:30pm (May 16 only)

Wednesdays: 1:00pm and 7:30pm

Thursdays: 7:30pm

Fridays: 8:00pm

Saturdays: 2:30pm (except May 13) and 8:00pm

Sundays: 2:30pm and 7:00pm (May 14 and June 4 only)

Location: Northlight Theatre is located at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie

Tickets: Previews: $30-$57

Regular run: $30-$81

Student tickets are $15, any performance (subject to availability)

Box Office: The Box Office is located at 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.

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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; 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.

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