Niles North Theatre presents “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding on October 8 through 10 in the Auditorium at 9800 N. Lawler, Skokie. The classic tale of a plane wreck that strands a group of English students on a deserted island during wartime. As the students explore their new-found freedom, what starts out as fun and games turns into a vicious battle for power. They split into two tribes: one that strives for civility and another that delights in savage violence. The competition escalates into a dangerous, frightening climax, as this thrilling classic looks into the darker parts of human nature.
Performances are 7 p.m. on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 in the Auditorium. Tickets are $10. Purchase by calling the Box Office at (847) 626-2122 or visit http://www.nntheatre.com.
The cast includes: Jacob Berstein as Ralph, Zac Luna as Jack, Eric Simon as Piggy, Emi Kanda as Roger, Kayla Chinitz as Sam, Lizzie Soglin as Eric, Esho Rasho as Simon, Nicolas Slater as Henry, Nina Codell as Maurice, Martina Scofano as Billie, Emaurie Pelt as Perceval, and Nathaniel Schetter as Naval Officer. Ensemble: Lena Folke, Katie Yau, Nathaniel Schetter, and Lauren Rosenfeld.
The play will be directed by Tyrone Phillips, the artistic director of Chicago’s Definition Theatre Company, and a Niles North alumnus (Class of 2008). Production staff includes Annaliisa Ahlman, Scenic Designer; Barbara Reeder, Technical Director; Michael Rourke, Lighting Designer; Teresa Ripley, Costume Designer; Brian Fallon, Hair Designer; Leila Henry, Choreographer; Sarah Scanlon, Makeup Specialist; Timothy Ortmann, Vocal Coach; Anita Scanlon and Linda Room, Costume Assistants; Ken Otsuka and Zach Zirlin, Promotional Materials; and Debbie Neitlich and Anne Zavell, Production Assistants.
The student production staff includes: Martin Wiviott, Assistant Director; Dani Brown, Stage Manager; Sean Loach and Jessica Hansen, Assistant Stage Managers; Hannah Doherty, Assistant Technical Director; Elizabeth Keegan, Properties Designer; Anajé Silva, Sound Designer; Jacob Rosenberg, House Manager; and Karen Wallace, Assistant Lighting Designer.