Glenbard North Theatre

The 2022-2023 Season

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(All shows may not be available at all times.)

GBN Theater and Covid-19

We here at Glenbard North place a strong value on the health and safety of everyone involved with our productions. This includes our audience, adult staff, and most importantly, our student actors and technicians. During these trying times, we will be trying our best to provide LIVE and IN-PERSON theatre all season long. If that is not possible, we will look into alternate dates, production methods, and viewing formats. Times are tough for us in the theatre community, and we may need to cancel our performances and rehearsals due to circumstances in our community. In the event that a cancelation occurs, we will be forthcoming in our communications and ready to answer any questions that may arise. Glenbard North Theatre thanks you for your anticipated understanding and support.

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Glenbard North High School Fine Arts Mission Statement

Through the creative process of the Fine Arts, students learn to be expressive communicators, expand their views, find a voice, and contribute to our world.

Fall Studio: Air Guitar High

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"Air Guitar High" by Laura Schnellhardt

Thursday, Sep. 29th 2022 at 7:30pm to Saturday, Oct. 1st 2022 at 7:30pm

990 Kuhn Road

Carol Stream, IL

Thursday, September 29, 2022--7:30 PM

Friday, September 30, 2022--4:00 PM

Saturday, October 1, 2022--7:30 PM

Running Time Approximately 75 Minutes (Appropriate for 11 and up)

Nothing ever happens in Scrug, Iowa -- until the U.S. Regional Air Guitar Championships come through town, that is. Armed with a camera and crew determined to document the competitors from their high school, Cable and Lindy jump right into the mix, interviewing the Championship hopefuls and catching all the drama. Inspired by the unstoppable draw of games like Guitar Hero and real live air guitar competitions, Air Guitar High is the high-octane story of a group of teenagers ready to take their futures into their own hands. Literally.

Fall Play: The Women of Lockerbie

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"The Women of Lockerbie" by Deborah Brevoort

Thursday, Nov. 10th 2022 at 7:30pm to Saturday, Nov. 12th 2022 at 7:30pm

990 Kuhn Road

Carol Stream, IL

Thursday, November 10, 2022--7:30 PM

Friday, November 11, 2022--7:30 PM

Saturday, November 12, 2022--7:30 PM

Running Time: Approximately 90 Minutes

THE STORY: A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, looking for her son’s remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage. The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families. THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE is loosely inspired by a true story, although the characters and situations in the play are purely fictional. Written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, it is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Winner of the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting Competition and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays award.

“A moving, thoughtful exploration of how grief changes over time.” —The New Yorker.

“…catches the grim mood [of a terrorist attack] better than anything I’ve yet seen on the subject of 9/11 and its aftermath. In its tightly controlled depiction of collective sorrow…it becomes almost unbearably moving.” —Daily Telegraph (London).

“Playwright Deborah Brevoort has a gift for high poetry and her descriptions of the day when death came raining down on Scotland are impressively moving…endowed with character, poetry and a core of touching emotion…” —Time Out London.

“…gives powerful voice to a disturbingly contemporary anguish: how to respond to suffer-ing caused by a terrorist attack…the play has the power to move an audience to new hope in a world witnessing continual acts of revenge and hatred.” —Sydney Morning Herald (Australia).

“This finely honed play has the formal beauty of a Greek tragedy. The result is a play where not a minute is wasted in verbiage—where you are gripped from the opening moment and not released until the end.” —Green Left Weekly (Australia).

Winter Studio: "Gladiolus Rising" and "Two of Us"

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"Two of Us" and "Gladiolus Rising"

Thursday, March 9th, 7:30pm to Saturday, March 11th, 7:30pm

990 Kuhn Road

Carol Stream, IL

Thursday, March 9, 2023, 7:30 PM

Friday, March 10, 2023, 4:00 PM

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 7:30 PM

Our two Spring Studio productions are written and directed by Glenbard North students.

The first show follows Arwen, an aspiring high school fantasy writer. Her ongoing story "Gladiolus Rising", being her most developed work to date, tells the story of Arwen losing her ability to write mid way through the school year, and how she must overcome the challenges of her reality in order to finish her story.

"Two of Us" takes place in the year 1969, where Tommy, Roger, and a couple of their friends embark on a cross country road trip to the Woodstock festival. Their relationships are tested as they learn more about each other and themselves. In the uncertain time of the Vietnam War and various other protests, will love and music still prevail?

Spring Play: She Kills Monsters

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"She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen

Thursday, April 20th, 7:30pm to Saturday, April 22nd, 7:30pm

990 Kuhn Road

Carol Stream, IL

Thursday, April 20, 7:30 PM

Friday, April 21, 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 21, 7:30 PM

She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

“It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart.” – The New York Times

“Packed with action, wit, and a sizable nerd-quotient, the production is a delight from start to finish.” – Theatremania,