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Friday, April 8, 2016

Northeastern Illinois University’s Stage Center Theatre will launch “Death Defying Acts” on April 14.

Directed by Professor Rodney Higginbotham, “Death Defying Acts” combines comedies by three playwrights. In David Mamet’s “An Interview,” a lawyer is questioned prior to admittance into hell. “Hotline,” by Elaine May, is a comic encounter between a crisis hotline counselor and a caller. Woody Allen’s “Central Park West” is a confrontation between friends and spouses set in a New York apartment.

“Death Defying Acts” runs April 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and April 23 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at The Stage Center Theatre, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets are $10, $8, and $6 and are free to Northeastern students, faculty and staff with a Northeastern ID. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (773) 442-4630.