Wirtz Center at Northwestern University

Upcoming Events

MFA Collaboration Series: In His Hands
New Work
Runs Jan 28Jan 30, 2022

MFA Collaboration Series: IN HIS HANDS
By Benjamin Benne
Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr.
January 28–30, 2022
Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater
1949 Campus Drive
Fri., 1/28 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sat., 1/29 @ 2 …

The Dolphin Show at Northwestern University
Musical
Runs Jan 28Jan 29, 2022

We couldn’t be more excited about “Opening Doors” to Cahn Auditorium and presenting one of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved and semi-autobiographical shows in January of 2022.

Based on George …

Something Rotten
Musical
Runs Feb 10Feb 20, 2022

SOMETHING ROTTEN
Book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick
Music and Lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Directed by Rory Pelsue
February 3–13, 2022
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive

Thurs., 2/10 @ …

MFA Collaboration: Peerless
Literary Adaptation
Runs Feb 18Feb 20, 2022

MFA Collaboration Series: peerless
By Jiehae Park
Directed by Ji Won Jeon
February 18–20, 2022
Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater
1949 Campus DriveFri., 2/18 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sat., 2/19 @ 2 p.m. & …

Imagine U: The Ballad of Mu Lan
Children’s/Family
Runs Feb 24Mar 06, 2022

Imagine U: THE BALLAD OF MU LAN
Written and directed by Alvin Chan
February 24–March 6, 2022
Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive
Thurs., 2/24 7 p.m.
Fri., 2/25 @ 7 p.m.    …

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Drama
Runs Apr 22May 01, 2022

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO
By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Hamid Dehghani
April 22–May 1, 2022
Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive
Fri., 4/22 @ 7:30 p.m.       Thurs., 4/28 @ …

MFA Collaboration Series: Late, A Cowboy Song
New Work
Runs Apr 22Apr 24, 2022

MFA Collaboration Series: LATE, A COWBOY SONG
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi
April 22–24, 2022
Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater
1949 Campus Drive
Fri., 4/22 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sat., 4/23 @ …

Water by the Spoonful
Drama
Runs May 20May 29, 2022

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL
By Quiara Alegría Hudes
Directed by Ji Won Jeon
May 20–29, 2022
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive
Fri., 5/20 @ 7:30 p.m.      Thurs., 5/26 @ 7:30 …

MFA Collaboration Series: Men On Boats
Comedy
Runs May 27May 29, 2022

MFA Collaboration Series: MEN ON BOATS
By Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Katie Lupica
May 27–29, 2022
Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater
1949 Campus Drive
Fri., 5/27 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sat., 5/28 @ 2 p.m. …

1949 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208
847-491-7282
The Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University produces and manages the performing arts productions of the School of Communication, Department of Theatre, and Department of Performance Studies, and has programmatic responsibility for theatre, music theatre and dance. Each year, as many as forty productions are mounted in its four different performance venues — the 439-seat Ethel M. Barber Theater, the 288-seat Josephine Louis Theater, the 100-seat Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater and the 100-seat Mussetter-Struble Theater — as well as in the University’s 1,000-seat Cahn Auditorium.
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