From Page to Stage Series
Writers Theatre, community partners and select North Shore libraries are proud to present the thirteenth annual From Page to Stage series as part of Writers Theatre's 2017/18 Season. This comprehensive series of special events, lectures, workshops, and performances are designed to enhance and enrich your appreciation of the art.
The list of events surrounding our 2017/18 season of productions is constantly being updated below! Sign up for our email list to receive more details and invitations to these events. All events are FREE of charge and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Reservations must be made prior to each event to secure your seat(s).
A New American Dream
For Buried Child
Thursday, June 7 at 7pm
Hosted by Glencoe Public Library | 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
In association with Glencoe Historical Society
Featuring: Matthias Doepke, Professor of Economics, Northwestern University and co-author of Love, Money, & Parenting: How Economics Affects the Way We Raise Our Kids
The family at the center of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child grapples with a changing America in an era of rapid growth for some of the population, but not all. As we watch them fight for self-preservation, questions arise about how we can achieve success in an America where the American Dream is a moving, evolving target. How do we prepare our children for success in a world where the definition of success constantly changes? Join us as we welcome Matthias Doepke (Northwestern University), who will share a presentation on how we, and our families, work toward a “New American Dream.” Seating is limited, RSVP for free today!
The Wilmette THeatre Film Series:
For the second year in a row, we are excited to present this curated film series to complement our six productions. Join us for these special screenings and compare themes with the plays in our 2017/18 season. RSVP is requested, $10 admission.
For Buried Child
Sunday, May 20 at 2:00pm
Hosted by the Wilmette Theatre | 1122 Central Ave, Wilmette
Faced with an unresponsive mother and a criminal father, Ozark teenager Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) does what she can to manage the household and take care of her two younger siblings. Informed by the sheriff (Garret Dillahunt) that their father put their home up for bond and then disappeared, Ree sets out on a dangerous quest to find him. Her entire family's fate now in her hands, Ree challenges her outlaw kin's code of silence and risks her life to learn her father's fate. $10 admission. Click here for tickets.
From Page to Stage is generously sponsored by Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin.