Monthly Archives: December 2013

Festival of One Act Plays, Wednesday 12/18 through Friday 12/20

Niles North High School will present a Festival of One Act Plays on December 18 through 20 in the Drama Performance Center at 9800 North Lawler, Skokie. Showtimes are 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and each performance features a different rotation of plays. All plays are student-directed.

Reserved seating is $5. Contact the Box Office at (847) 626-2122 or visit A free community performance will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18.

Wednesday, December 18 at 10 a.m.

–       “Why the Sea Is Salty,” a Korean folktale. Directed by Joanna Vaklin. Cast: Ena Allahverdy, Joe Isip, Julia Melnick, Chris Nguyen.

–       “The Moon Please,” by Diana Son. Directed by Sabina Dzelilovic. Cast: Joe Isip and Alex Monte.

–       “Doggy Poo,” by Jung-Seang Kwon (translated from Korean by John O’Donnell). Directed by Nathan Selinger. Cast: Eric Simon, Uche Nwansi, Kayla Chinitz, Anaje Silva, Geoffrey Schmelzer, Mikki Stotter.

–       “R.A.W. (‘Cause I’m a Woman),” by Diana Son. Directed by Teresa Franks. Cast: Gabrielle Dizon, Nina Rickett-Green, Carissa Yau, Kati Yau.

Wednesday, December 18 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, December 19 at 7 p.m.

–       “Sure Thing,” by David Ives. Directed by Lauryn Schmelzer. Cast: Dani Brown, Morgan Conneely, Chris Nguyen.

–       “Blue Skies,” by Marvin L. Cotlar. Directed by Samuel Rosenfeld. Cast: Natalie Aleman and Hannah Doherty.

–       “Loyalties,” by Murphy Guyer. Directed by Robin Wallace. Cast: Casey Behrens, Andrey Poloz, Margaret Selinger, Spencer Soglin.

–       “Glory in the Flower,” by William Inge. Directed by Jaquelyn Shannon. Cast: Humza Abbasi, Sean Luo, Sara Morrison, Andrey Poloz, Leah Shain, Emma Vaughan, Glenn Weissman.

–       “Family 2.0,” by Walter Wykes. Directed by Ryan Loach. Cast: Aaron Niederman, Kyra Sarris, Nathaniel Schetter, Violette Shearer, Spencer Soglin.

Wednesday, December 18 at 7 p.m. and Friday, December 20 at 4 p.m.

–       “Why the Sea is Salty”

–       “The Moon Please”

–       “Doggy Poo”

–       “R.A.W. (‘Cause I’m a Woman)”

–       “Snows of Kiliminjaro,” adapted from the short story by Ernest Hemingway. Directed by Amy Hagedorn. Cast: Heeah Banerjee, Jacob Bernstein, Nina Codell, Geoffrey Schmelzer.

Thursday, December 19 at 4 p.m. and Friday, December 20 at 7 p.m.

–       “Tainted Love,” by Walter Wykes. Directed by Hannah Sahyouni. Cast: Hannah Brown, Phil Klafta, Martin Wiviott.

–       “Hello, Out There,” by William Saroyan. Directed by Noah ZEidman. Cast: Molly Bowes, Jessica Fucik, Raiq Hussain, Tommy Montgomery.

–       “Emotional Baggage,” by Nina Sheingold. Directed by Camille Paskind. Cast: Sally Alvarado, Katie Bean, Zain Dababneh, Simon Gebremedhin, Miriam Moss, Martin Wiviott.

–       “Armed Robbery for Dummies,” by Paul R. Roman. Directed by Evan Sturt. Cast: David Gilbert, Sean Lou, Josh Sahadeo, Stacy Herman.

–       “Intermission,” by Daniel Meltzer. Directed by Madeline Martin. Cast: Jacob Bernstein, Abby Bettenhausen, Ingeborg Halseth, Raiq Hussain, Martina Scofano, Elizabeth Soglin.

–       “Postcards,” by James Prideaux. Directed by Erin Rourke. Cast: Rachel Kaufman, Nathaniel Schetter.


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Choir and Orchestra Concert

The Niles North Choir and Orchestra will present its holiday concert Tuesday, December 17 at 7:30pm in the Auditorium.
This concert features the very popular gathering on stage by alumni, students and staff to play in the orchestra or sing Messiah’s “Hallelujah Chorus”.

NNFAPP will also be conducting a bake sale for the benefit of the students. Bring your dollars and get a treat!

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BAND CONCERT, Tuesday, December 11

TONIGHT! The winter band concert will start at 7:30pm in the Niles North auditorium. Come hear the concert and symphonic bands, flute choir and the steel pan ensemble perform.

We’re also holding a Share-the Pot cash raffle! Tickets are $5 Each and 3/$10. The drawimg will take place at the end of the concert. The proceeds will benefit the Band students with 60% of the total going to band and 40% going to a single winner.  Good-luck!

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