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Theater 2015-16: Northlight swings its beacon toward gay community and family redefined

Sep 5, 2015 – 4:13 pm
The Northlight season opens with 'Funnyman,' about the life of a fading vaudeville comic. (Joe Mazza)

9th in a series of season previews

Theater 2014-15: Two world premieres, dear jewel keep Northlight true to its 40-year form

Aug 21, 2014 – 11:57 pm
'Shining Lives,' a new musical about the radium dial painters, anchors the Northlight Theatre's 2014-15 season.

Eighth in a series of season previews: Northlight Theatre enters its 40th anniversary season with a group of plays that exactly fits the model this company has refined through four decades of success. It’s what veteran artistic director BJ Jones describes as “a blend of new work and refreshed classics.” At season’s end comes the world premiere of “Shining Lives: A Musical,” with lyrics by Jessica Thebus and music by Andre Pluess and Amanda Dehnert. It’s based on Melanie Marnich’s play “These Shining Lives,” about women in the 1920s who painted radium faces on clocks only to become fatally ill from exposure to the paint.

The New Season: Northlight’s latest adventure caroms from Guthrie’s America to a lonely bar

Sep 3, 2012 – 10:42 am
Woody Guthrie's American Song

12th in a series of season previews: Northlight Theatre director BJ Jones prides himself on leading patrons down far-ranging highways and byways, to places that may feel familiar and comfortable – and other destinations a long way from Kansas. The company’s 2012-13 season of five plays covers just such a map, from Ireland and the Civil War-torn South to Woody Guthrie’s vision of America and a world premiere in a shared orbit of loneliness.