Bruce Graham's Stella & Lou Will Premiere at IL's Northlight in 2013; Season Announced

News   Bruce Graham's Stella & Lou Will Premiere at IL's Northlight in 2013; Season Announced
Northlight Theatre in Skokie, IL, will produce the world premiere of Bruce Graham's Stella & Lou in spring 2013, artistic director BJ Jones and executive director Timothy J. Evans announced.

The new work by the author of The Outgoing Tide, an earlier hit for Northlight, is billed this way: "On a quiet night at Lou's bar, two kindred spirits seek solace as they navigate changing times and relationships past. [It's] an intimate exploration of friendship, forgiveness, and the longing for companionship that grows with the passage of time."

Jones said in a statement, "Bruce's work cuts very close to the marrow of human experience with humor and heartache. Stella & Lou…[is] a refreshingly hopeful piece about companionship."

Performances under the direction of Jones will play May 30-June 9, 2013. Opening night is May 10, 2013.

Read more about Northlight's earlier world premiere of The Outgoing Tide

The recently announced 2012-13 season includes Woody Sez – The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley, directed by Corley, Sept. 14-Oct. 21; Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, starring George Wendt as Oscar and Tim Kazurinsky as Felix, Nov. 2-Dec. 9; Matthew Lopez's Civil War drama The Whipping Man, Jan. 18-Feb. 24, 2013; Stones in His Pockets, Marie Jones' two-actor show about Irish people with Hollywood stars in their eyes, in association with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, March 8-April 14, 2013. For more information, visit

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