“North Star,” an award-winning play about the 1960s civil rights movement, will be presented December 11-13 by Evanston Township High School in the Upstairs Theatre.
Directed by the playwright, Gloria Bond Clunie, the drama examines the pain and indignity of racism through the lives of an 11-year-old girl and her parents in the segregated South. Performances are at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 and at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 and 13.
Winner of the 1994 Theodore Ward Prize for African American Playwriting, “North Star” earned a 1995 Joseph Jefferson Chicago Theatre Award for Best New Work/Adaptation when it premiered at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago in 1995.
Reserved-seat tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students, senior citizens, and Boosters Club members. For self-selected seats, purchase tickets online at www.ethstheatre.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.
ETHS is among the community partners that are offering programs that align with the national exhibition entitled “Race: Are We So Different?”. The exhibition is open through January 25 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and is co-sponsored by the museum and the YWCA Evanston/North Shore.
Located at 1600 Dodge Ave., the ETHS Upstairs Theatre is wheelchair accessible by elevator. Parking is recommended at the rear of the school (enter off of Church or Lake Streets). For more information, call 847-424-7130.