"Edward II" - presented by NIU School of Theatre and Dance

by Christopher Marlowe, adapted by Frankie DiCiaccio

Edward II traces an imperfect monarch’s rise and fall. The court becomes obsessed with the King’s relationship with a male companion, inflaming political tribalism and hampering any chance at progress. Set in the not-too-distant future, against a backdrop of climate catastrophe and geopolitical turmoil, this new adaptation by director Frankie DiCiaccio explores how a deluge of ego, greed, and the violence of gender prescription may pull us all under. The waters are rising, but all eyes are on Edward’s bed.


Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Stevens Building, Sally Stevens Players Theatre
200 University Circle, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Concerts, Exhibits and Performances


Arts and Culture

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students




$7 for adults and seniors, NIU students free with pre-reserved ticket

College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Theatre and Dance
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