director Michael Rohd

The Theatre and Interpretation Center (TIC) at Northwestern University has announced its 2012-2013 season.

The season will begin in October with the American Music Theatre Project's production of Amanda Dehnert's The Verona Project (October 9-November 4), an exploration of love, loss, and the road to adulthood. Then, Chicago's William Brown will direct the 1930s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can't Take It With You (November 9-18). Directing alumna Jess McLeod will return to TIC with an examination of minimum wage survival in Nickel and Dimed (February 1-10), a play based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich. Marriott Theatre Artistic Associate Peter Sullivan will direct the 1950s battle of economic wits and wills The Pajama Game (February 15-March 3).

The season will continue with "Occupy Dance 2013," (March 1-10) an event featuring guest and faculty choreographers using dance theater to take on the complex issue of poverty. Northwestern dance professor Annie Beserra will serve as artistic director. In the spring, TIC will welcome directing alumna Cat Miller to the stage in an inaugural collaboration with Next Theatre Company and the Center on Wrongful Convictions with The Exonerated( April 19-May 5), a play which follows six former death row prisoners whose convictions were reversed. Next, faculty member David H. Bell will direct Waa-Mu 2013 (April). Closing the season will be How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (With 199 People You May or May Not Know) (May 15-23), an experiment in dialogue and communal decision-making directed by faculty member Michael Rohd.

Also during the upcoming season, TIC will continue its partnership with the National Theatre in London for a second season. Four broadcasts have been announced so far, including, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Frankenstein, The Last of the Haussmans, and Timon of Athens.

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