In 1974, Northlight Theatre started off in the auditorium of an elementary school in Evanston. Now, Northlight is the largest and most successful theater on the North Shore. The resident company of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Northlight specializes in contemporary theater. Recent productions include "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me," "Always, Patsy Cline," "Quilters," Terrence McNally's "Master Class," Paula Vogel's "How I Learned to Drive," and David Mamet's "The Old Neighborhood." In 1998, B.J. Jones, longtime Chicago actor and director, was appointed artistic director.