Enjoy free theatrical performances at Evanston Public Library on Friday, May 11, Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. All performances take place in our main library at 1703 Orrington Ave.
Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m.
BOB: A Life in Five Acts is the annual site-specific play produced by the Northwestern student theatre group Sit & Spin Productions. The group seeks to stretch, examine and challenge the limits of theatre, and with BOB this spring has undertaken two new risks: offering performances in both the Evanston Public and Northwestern University Libraries, and creating a traveling experience within the show. BOB follows a man from birth to death as he questions what it means to be great, a universal search that unites us all. The performance takes place ‘after hours’ at the Evanston Public Library, as each section transforms into a theatrical space.
Saturday, May 12, 4 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Evanston Public Library
Actors Paul Condylis and Maury Cooper of Torchlight Theatre present scenes from two powerful plays that explore fighting for the truth against powerful forces. An Enemy of the People lays bare a community conflict motivated by politics, greed, public health, ethics, and science.
Galileo profiles the infamous persecution of the great Italian scientist and natural philosopher, by the 17th century Roman Catholic Church and its Inquisition for his observation that the earth revolves around the Sun and not the other way around as church dogma insisted.
Copies of both plays are available at the Library; call 847-448-8620 to reserve.
Sunday, May 13, 3 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Main Library
Treat your mother to a musical afternoon as Betsey Means of WomanLore presents Clara Schumann, the piano virtuoso and wife of composer Robert Schumann. Accompanied by live piano music, Ms Means portrays Clara's development from a teen Wunderkind to the passionate lover and wife of the great composer, and an artist whose devotion to music sustained her through a lifetime of triumph and tragedy.