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The LSCF is proud to sponsor the Levy Lecture Series, an educational program for older adults who are passionate about learning. The series is free, but registration is required.

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November 29th at 1:30 pm

Special Hybrid Levy Lecture

Mike Nussbaum and BJ Jones

Don't miss a special performance in person and via Zoom November 29 with Chicago theater legend, Mike Nussbaum and BJ Jones, Northlight Theatre's artistic director of 25 years. The two will read Pilot's Lounge, a short play written by David Mamet especially for Mike. The inspiration for the play will be revealed at the reading! The performance will be followed by a discussion.


Nussbaum, 98, has a long career in theater, movies and television, including Field of Dreams, Fatal Attraction, Men in Black, and TV appearances in The Commish, L.A. Law, The X-Files, and Frasier.


One of the founders of Northlight back in 1974, Nussbaum was its first artistic director. He is also the oldest equity actor in the country. As Mike likes to say, he is BJ's "oldest" friend! 

In-person seating is full. Please register to view on Zoom.

Photos: Mike Nussbaum (top) in Northlight's production of Curve of Departure. Credit: Michael Brosilow; BJ Jones (bottom) credit: Joe Mazza, Brave Lux.

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