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From critically acclaimed dramas and hilarious comedies to upbeat musicals and performances just for kids, there's a performance for everyone. See this season's lineup below.

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Now - May 26, 2019
VOYEURS DE VENUS
Sara, a young African-American scholar of pop culture is writing a book about Saartjie Baartman, better known as the 19th-century sideshow sensation “The Hottentot Venus.” The deeper Sara delves, the more tragic and shocking Saartjie's story becomes, and the more Sara is forced to confront her own identity and complicated relationships. Faced with frequent dreams of Saartjie and pressure from her publishers, Sara is forced to wonder; can she honor the life and memory of Saartjie Bartman and still write a bestseller? Written by Northwestern alumni, Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly, Smart People, The Bluest Eye), this bold, often comedic, and revealing drama won the Joseph Jefferson Award for “Best New Play” in 2006.
Location: Northwestern Wirtz Center / Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
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June 8, 2019 - June 16, 2019
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
Music Theater Works presents the "Pulitzer Prize-winning satire of 1960s big business' "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." J. Pierrepont Finch climbs the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive…tackling such dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. With the hit songs I Believe in You, The Brotherhood of Man, Grand Old Ivy and Company Way.  
Age 25 and younger are 1/2 price (suitable for 8 and older). 

Location: Music Theater Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston
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