2021-2022 Production Dates
GBN THEATER AND COVID-19
We here at Glenbard North place a strong value on the health and safety of everyone involved with our productions. This includes our audience, adult staff, and most importantly, our student actors and technicians. During these trying times, we will be trying our best to provide LIVE and IN-PERSON theatre all season long. If that is not possible, we will look into alternate dates, production methods, and viewing formats. Times are tough for us in the theatre community, and we may need to cancel our performances and rehearsals due to circumstances in our community. In the event that a cancelation occurs, we will be forthcoming in our communications and ready to answer any questions that may arise. Glenbard North Theatre thanks you for your anticipated understanding and support.
“If music be the food of love, play on…” (Twelfth Night, 1.1.1)
Winter Studio: The Women of Troy
Thursday, March 10, 7:30 P
Friday, March 11, 4:00 P
Saturday, March 12, 7:30 PM
Adaptation by David Grote
The powerless but still defiant women of the defeated city of Troy—now the spoils of war—wait for the Greeks to decide their fate. Originally written by Euripides as a blazing protest against the way Athens treated the rights of women in such circumstances, this play, despite its ancient origins, concerns human dignity. The play, completely in prose, is poetic but the language is direct and simple.
Spring Musical: Chicago
Thursday, April 28, 7:30 P
Friday, April 29, 7:30 P
Saturday, April 30, 7:30 PM
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap… until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.
Fall Studio: DramaPalooza: A Night of One Acts
Thursday, September 30, 7:30 PM
Friday, October 1, 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 2, 7:30 PM
Dramapalooza is a fun-filled night of four back-to-back student-directed one-act performances, full of drama and laughter. Featuring original plays by some of our very own GBN students! Each 15-30min play explores the nature of relationships and love. Here is the list of performances
Boy Meets Girl: Young Love Story (Directed by Marissa Talarico)
Follow Sam and Katie as they go through the trials and tribulations of love at the tender age of five in this hilarious and sweet take on young romance
Rolling With It (Written and Directed by Isaiah Bostwick)
Niagra Falls (Written and Directed by Sarah Luczak)
Content Warning: Suicide
Winner of DuKane Literary Festival Critic’s Choice Award, “Niagara Falls” is a story about friendship and saying goodbye. Jorden and Avery, two high school students, discover the difference between surviving and living through this one-act play.
The Blueberry Hill Accords (Directed by Danielle Lill)
Content Warning: Adult Language
High school student Lindsay has bad news for her friend Hannah: she wants to end their 9-year friendship. But before they go their separate ways, a few things need to be straightened out, put into writing, signed, and notarized. After all, there’s no need for a messy break-up when you can negotiate a peaceful truce…
Fall Play: Silent Sky by Laura Gunderson
Thursday, November 11, 7:30 PM
Friday, November 12, 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 13, 7:30 PM
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.