ETHS Examines Racism on Stage in ‘North Star
“North Star,” an award-winning play about the 1960s Civil Rights movement will be presented by Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., on Dec. 11-13 in the school’s Upstairs Theatre. Directed by the playwright, Gloria Bond-Clunie, the drama explores the pain and indignity of racism through the lives of an 11-year-old girl and her parents in the segregated South.
Winner of the 1994 Theodore Ward Prize for African American Playwriting, “North Star” earned a 1995 Joseph Jefferson Chicago Theatre Award for Best New Work/Adaptation when it premiered at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago in 1995.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 13 with a special 4:30 p.m. matinee on Dec. 12. Reserved-seat tickets at $8 for adults, $6 for students, senior citizens, and Boosters Club members are available online at www.ethstheatre.com and at the ETHS box office the nights of the show.