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People wait in the O’Connell Theater in NIU’s Stevens building for The Spring Dance Concert. The concert concluded NIU’s School of Theater and Dance’s 2022-23 production lineup. (Sarah Rose | Northern Star)

NIU’s spring dance concert exhibits the mundane experience

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | April 30, 2023

DeKALB – Soft blue lights glimmered on the O’Connell theater stage as five dancers took their places, bodies bent over in poses they’re all too familiar with. As the music started out as a fantasia melody, The Rite of Spring begun. April 27 through...

Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center under the mid-afternoon sky, located at 921 W Lincoln Hwy, in DeKalb. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Dancing, books and a play are on the roster this Saturday

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | April 11, 2023

Experience a night of energetic swing dancing or get into the spring cleaning feel by cleaning up Dekalb’s gardens.  The Golden Age of Film Noir and its Novels From 2 to 3 p.m. the Dekalb Public Library, located at 309 Oak St. DeKalb, will showcase...

Tillius the Paladin, played by Emma Mansfield, a third-year acting major, slaying three monsters in the play She Kills Monsters, performed by the NIU School of Theatre and Dance in October. (Bayan Abuihmoud | Northern Star)

School of Theatre and Dance to perform Spanish play ‘Life is a Dream’

By Michael Mollsen, News Reporter | February 8, 2023

DeKALB – “Life is a Dream,” Pedro Calderòn de la Barca’s 17th-century play is coming to NIU’s Sally Stevens Players Theatre in the Stevens Building. The play is about The King of Poland Basilio and his son Segismundo. The king receives an...

DeKalb day planner: Feb. 11

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | February 7, 2023

Come out this Saturday and enjoy some fun activities taking place in Dekalb and at NIU. Farmer’s Market From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dekalb (UUFD), located at 158 N. Fourth St., will be hosting a farmer’s market....

NIU School of Theater and Dance to present Bartleby, the Scrivener

By Deanna Frances | September 26, 2012

The NIU School of Theater and Dance will perform Bartleby, the Scrivener Thursday through Sunday and Oct. 4 through Oct. 7 at the Stevens Building O’Connell Theater. Bartleby, the Scrivener is based on a short story by Herman Melville. It is narrated...

Meg Ryan (left), Carroll Furlough (middle) and Cooper Smith act
out The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare at The OConnell
Theatre Wednesday evening.

School of Theater and Dance performs ‘Macbeth’

By Sarah Contreras | February 15, 2012

The King Is Dead.And so is Banquo, so is Cawdor and so is everybody else. Why all of this death?Because the NIU School of Theater and Dance's production of Macbeth has hit the stage.Long proclaimed as Shakespeare's bloodiest, most brutal play, Macbeth...