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    Which Subscription Pass Is Right for You?

    Is one show not enough to satisfy your theatrical needs?  We have good news for you!  We offer a variety of subscription passes so you can see any and all of our plays in our 2018-2019 Season “Let Me In.”  Not sure which pass is best for you?  Our subscription fairy godmother Deborah Strang has…

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    Langston Hughes: The Poetic Inspiration for Lorraine Hansberry

    Langston Hughes was one of the most prominent writers and thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance, a golden age of African American art in the 1920s that celebrated black life and culture through literature, music, stage performance, and visual art. Hughes’ poetry in particular was heavily influenced by jazz music, which he considered “one of the…

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    Dinner on Stage 2018 Recap

    A Noise Within held its annual Dinner On Stage on Thursday, March 8, and raised over $117,000. The money goes to fund ANW’s Classics Live! Program, which brings the transformative experience of live theatre to over 16,000 students and teachers every year. Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and the Resident Artists joined patrons…

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    A Tale of Two Beneathas

    Following a student matinee, cast members swarm the green room as they gather their things, exchange hugs, and poke fun at each other’s expense – much like they did as an onstage family. Sarah Hollis, who plays Beneatha Younger, talks about how during a Sunday performance she forgot her shirt onstage when she left to…

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    Q&A with Noises Off Set Designer Fred Kinney

    Michael Frayn’s side-splitting, critically-acclaimed farce Noises Off is making its much-anticipated return to our stage this season, setting up for hysterical laughter, actors running amok, and drama both onstage and offstage.  To prepare for the show, we went behind the proverbial curtain to talk to Fred Kinney, Set Designer for our production of Noises Off. Could you…

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    The King and the Tennis Ball

    Did you know tennis balls can start a war? Just ask King Henry. At the beginning of Henry V, the prince of France sends Henry an insulting message via a bag of tennis balls that he is unfit to be king and is better off playing games and goofing around like he did during his youth….

  • Christine Liu

    Klint Flowers: Makeup is the most incredible accessory for storytelling

    Our spring production of Henry V shows off a side of the Warrior King never seen before – more rock-n-roll than pomp & grandeur. The grittiness of our staging comes through especially in the makeup. Klint Flowers, Wig & Makeup Design for Henry V, reveals some insights into his approach to the show, and the details that…

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    Celebrate Lorraine Hansberry for Women’s History Month

    Born Black and female on the Southside of Chicago in 1930, Lorraine Hansberry is best known for her masterpiece and first play, A Raisin in the Sun. After its opening in 1959, Hansberry was the first Black person, the fifth woman, and the youngest person ever to receive the New York Critic’s Circle Drama Desk…

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    Mamie Hansberry Comes to A Noise Within

    On March 3, A Noise Within welcomed Mamie Hansberry and her daughter Nantille Hansberry Charbonnet to Opening Night for A Raisin in the Sun. We were thrilled to host the family members of playwright Lorraine Hansberry as we revive her most famous play. The sister of Lorraine and a visual artist, Mamie Hansberry bears witness to history, art, culture…

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