Students from the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre & Dance will present “Sisterhood Stories: Strong Female Voices in Theatre” at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center on Saturday as part of Women’s History Month.
The performance will include female excerpts from NIU’s season of plays. Attendees will hear monologues written by Euripides, Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams and more and see scenes from “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf,” “The Rainmaker” and “As You Like It.”
The audience will peek into the world of a desperate Depression-era mother and daughter in “The Glass Menagerie”; hear from turn-of-the-century female students fighting for the right to graduate in “Blue Stockings”; learn life lessons from ladies of the quaint New Hampshire town of Grover’s Corners in “Our Town”; witness the drama among housemates in a modern-day intentional midwestern commune in “Intentions”; and commiserate with the surviving losers of the Trojan War while they await their new lives of slavery and subordination in “Trojan Women.”
Performances will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. A talk with the cast will follow each performance. Admission is $5 at the door.
Free parking is available in the Eleventh Street lot block south of the building located at 1021 State St. The accessible lift can be reached from the alley north of the building. All are welcome.
For information, contact DeKalbAWC@gmail.com or 815-758-1351 or visit www.dekalbawc.org or the center’s Facebook page.