Posted by Al Anile

Mara Stern (left) and Jarrett Dapier (right)

Mara Stern of Northlight Theatre and Jarrett Dapier of the Skokie Public Library, were the guest speaker at the Skokie Valley Rotary Club luncheon meeting of February 12, 2019. They spoke about an upcoming performance of "Martin Rising: A Requiem for a King." where local high school and junior high school students are the actors in the play.  The author, Andrea Davis Pinkney, will be at the performances as follows:  Sunday February 24 at 1:30 pm at the Holocaust Museum in Skokie, and  Saturday February 23rd, at 2 PM  at the Skokie Public Library. (Not 100% sure about these dates, call respective performance locations to verify).
The performance is a cooperative venture of Northlight, the Library, and the Holocaust Museum and is made possible in part by a grant from the Skokie Community Foundation.
The Northlight Theatre is a professional, non-profit theater company currently located in Skokie, Illinois at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. Northlight produces five mainstage productions each year with a spectrum of work ranging from timely world premieres to refreshed classics. It is one of the largest nonprofit theatres in the Chicago area with over 6000 subscribers, serving audiences totaling over 50,000 each season.
In addition to the mainstage season, programming includes workshops and readings of new works, audience outreach to Veterans and many other groups, community engagement programs, and a comprehensive arts education program for underserved middle and high school students.
Northlight Theatre tickets are available through the Box Office at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts on Monday – Friday from 10 am till 5 pm, Saturday from noon till 5 pm.  On Sunday the Box Office opens two hours prior to show time, and
on all performance days the  Box Office hours continue to a few minutes past curtain.
Call 847.673.6300 for tickets or visit them at 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie IL.