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Big Love is a play performed by NIUs School of Theater and Dance. (Sarah Rose | Northern Star)

‘Big Love’ showcases a harrowing representation of marriage

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor | April 16, 2023

The scene is set: A summer evening on a villa terrace on the Italian coast. As the stage sits undisturbed in silence, three young women enter the room screaming, disrupting the only moment of peace the audience will get.  On Friday, NIU’s School...

The performances for the play The Childrens Hour run from March 31 to April 2 and April 6 to April 8.

School of Theatre and Dance to debut new play

By Emily Beebe, Assistant News Editor | March 30, 2023

Update: Performances scheduled for March 31, April 1 and April 2 have been canceled, due to a positive COVID test from a member of the cast/crew. Those who have already purchased tickets will be contacted by the NIU SOTD. As of now, no additional performances...

The stage covered in rocking chairs and side tables set up for in a word.

‘in a word’ blends heartfelt comedy with tragedy

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor | February 28, 2023

The theater becomes silent as a spotlight shines down on a woman rocking back and forth in a rocking chair.  The rest of the room is dark, the focus being on her face which looks distant, as if she’s in her own world, remembering something. The...

The cast of Life is a Dream during the University of Arkansas performance of the play on stage.

‘Life is a Dream’ questions being born into honor

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | February 13, 2023

Pockets of chatter filled the Sally Stevens Players Theater. Director Stanton Davis’ voice could be heard just above the crowd, telling a performer’s partner that “she’s a little badass.”  With the lights dimming, a figure in a red robe...

The School of Theatre and Dance will be performing “Carmina Burana,” a cantata first composed in 1935 by Carl Orff for its Fall Dance Concert, starting Nov. 17.

‘Carmina Burana’ to be performed by School of Theatre and Dance

By Eddie Drinkwine | November 17, 2022

DeKALB – The School of Theatre and Dance will be performing “Carmina Burana,” a cantata first composed in 1935 by Carl Orff for its Fall Dance Concert. The first performance will start at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Stevens Building on campus....

Culture revolution continues under Colhoff as the head coach looks to the future

By Jarrett Huff | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — On a snowy Halloween afternoon, the women’s soccer team had one last chance to close the season on a high note, putting everything out on the field.The wind chilled to the bone, dispersing snow flurries all over the field and into the faces...

Day 24 and 25 – Some Shakespeare and family time: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | August 5, 2019

Day 24: Visiting Shakespeare's hometownHello everyone! It has been another incredibly busy day here in England! Today we went to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s hometown. We spent time walking around and visiting his birthplace, various houses, and...

Day 25 and 26 – Family time: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | August 5, 2019

Day 25: Family comes to visitHello Huskies! Today has been fantastic! I got a visit from one-half of the Carter fam! My mom and one of my sisters arrived in Oxford today and I have enjoyed showing them around. They arrived at the bus station and I impressed...

Day 23 – Off to another play: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 28, 2019

Good morning NIU! Today I went to another play! This time, it was not a book that I have ever read, but I decided to go with some friends to see Pictures of Dorian Gray. This play was inside a bookstore, something I have never experienced before. When...

Catherine Carter gets ready to eat brightly colored macarons. She brought them back to England from Paris

Day 21 and 22 – Back in England: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 28, 2019

Day 21 Good morning NIU! It’s my first day back here in England and it’s weird to stop saying ‘merci’ to everyone and go back to saying ‘thanks.’ As sad as I was to leave France, I am just as excited to be back in Oxford. After class this...

A long horn cow grazes Saturday in the Christ Church Meadow.

Day 14 and 15 – Back to classes: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 16, 2019

Day 14: Enjoying the sceneryGood morning NIU! Today we had absolutely gorgeous weather here in Oxford, so after class a group of us decided to relax and enjoy it! Our first stop after class was to get lunch at The Bear, Oxford’s oldest pub. After a...

Kaitlyn Cabina (left) and Mathew Yee (right) perform at a dress rehearsal for The Caucasian Chalk Circle on Tuesday night. The play is set in post-WWII rural Europe and follows villagers as they struggle to rebuild; the play opens April 4.

School of Theatre and Dance to put on ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’

By Deanna Frances | April 3, 2013

NIU’s School of Theater and Dance isn’t going to let a little snow storm or spring break fun hold back “The Caucasian Chalk Circle.” The School of Theater and Dance will perform the German play at the O’Connell Theater. The show opens today,...