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Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre at Noyes Cultural Arts Center
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL 60201 (east of Ridge Ave.)
847-866-5914 /




Founded in 1979, under the name of the Foster Community Theatre, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre has been thrilling audiences with over three decades of unique, inspirational and invigorating African American and African Diaspora-centered storytelling. From original plays to the best of Broadway, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre remained committed to supplying the very best in theatre. "Umoja!! ….Working Together in Unity" is the foundation from which FJT began and continues to thrive!

It is our mission to present powerful, thought-provoking, community-centered Theater Arts programming with a commitment to diversity and creative excellence. We are dedicated to providing a nurturing and creative environment for directors, playwrights, set, light, and costume designers, as well as for experienced and novice performers. In this positive environment, they can develop their skills and fully express their talents.

The Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre  is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council, A State Agency.


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Special Deals

FJT Summertime Concert Series and Wine & Dine Gala Bundle Package 

Purchase a Concert and Wine & Dine Gala bundle package for $60 and bring a friend to the concert of your choice (either the Cross Roads Blues or Black Voices of Opera) for free! Enjoy great music and then celebrate the end of the Summertime Season 2019 with us at the Gala. 
Concert times - 7:00 PM at  Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre 927 Noyes St., Evanston 60201
Call us at (847) 866-5914 for more information.   

Theatre Premium Gold Member Card

2019 PMGC

Enjoy three plays and two concerts, along with other specials announced during the season. These Premium Gold Member 
Cards make great gifts, even if that gift is for you.  Shows and Concerts take place from June-August at 3:00pm or 7:00pm. For more information call 847-866-5915. Purchase your Premium Gold Member card online now!



Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre
Summertime Season 2019 

Purchase Theatre Tickets

June 15-30
The Mountaintop
by Katori HallSeason Image

This surrealistic fantasy play, set in Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, is
about a chance encounter between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a chamber maid, who prompts him to confront his life, his legacy and the future of his people on the
eve of his assassination in 1968.

6/15    7pm
6/16    3pm
6/22    7pm
6/23    3pm
6/29    7pm
6/30    3pm

July 13-28
Sunset Baby
by Dominique Morisseau

Nina, a young, tough independent woman, is visited by her estranged father, a former
revolutionary in the Black Liberation Movement who seeks to mend their broken
relationship. As father and daughter circle one another, deep-rooted wounds

are discovered, generational differences exposed and burning truths lay bare.

7/13    7pm
7/14    3pm 
7/20    7pm 
7/21    3pm 
7/27    7pm 
7/28    3pm

August 10-25
Black Ballerina (World Premiere)
by Stephen Fedo and Tim Rhoze

Two young Black Ballerinas, one in the late 1950's and the other present day, dream of
fulfilling their passion to dance the iconic roles in the world of classical ballet. They must
confront the realities of discrimination, harassment, and broken promises while fighting
for the right to dance. Teeming with familiar classical and originally composed music
and beautiful ballet performances, it is an amazing story of courage and
determination. Starring Evanston native and professional ballerina Kara Roseborough
and acclaimed Chicago actor Shariba Rivers along with a talented
ensemble; Black Ballerina’s stories must be told.                                                                                  

8/10    7pm  

8/11    3pm
8/17    7pm
8/18    3pm
8/25    3pm

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre
Concert Series 2019 

Purchase Concert/Gala Tickets

August 29
Crossroads Blues Festival
Featuring Nuwki Nu & The Nu Blues Band

Enjoy the amazing sounds of a true America art form. This concert is not to be missed if
you are a true lover of blues music.

8/29    7pm

August 30
Black Voices of Opera
Featuring Joelle Lamarre

Experience a musical journey like no other as Ms. Lamarre’s amazing vocal range guides you
through many operatic compositions by Black female composers.

8/30    7pm

August 31
FJT Wine & Dine 40th Anniversary Gala

Once in a blue moon will there be a musical virtuoso like Mr. Robinson;
Twenty-five years after Reginald Robinson’s emergence as a young, self-taught
pianist and composer, he has become an internationally recognized pianist, recording
artist and educator. Witness his genius up close as he performs his vast range of
musical compositions including Ragtime-Latin-Calypso-Jazz and more. There will be
a pre & post-concert reception with delicious hors d oeuvres,fine wine, sparkling champagne,
decadent desserts and a DJ spinning tunes so we can dance the night away.

8/31    6pm

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Summertime Season 2018

Updated on 12/07/2018 4:26 PM

FJT Summertime Season 2018