Adventure Stage Chicago’s 16-17 Season Includes Two New Works

Adventure Stage Chicago’s 16-17 Season Includes Two New Works

SIGHT UNSEEN, March 2016, Photo Credit Johnny Knight

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC) has announced its 2016 – 2017 season which will include two new works, a collaboration with The National Theatre of Scotland, and a site-specific production to celebrate The Settlement’s 125th anniversary. Adventure Stage Chicago, a program of Northwestern Universities Settlement House (the Settlement), will also participate in the 2nd annual International Puppet Festival in January of 2017.

HARRIET VITTUM’S VIOLIN (Title in progress)
Home Away Festival – National Theatre of Scotland
September 17-18, 2016

Ms. Harriet Vittum gave a violin to a young boy and told him to return it when he was done. 80 years later, he gave it back to Northwestern Settlement. What did he do with the violin for all of those years? And what made him know he was finished with it? What does it mean to bring the object back to its home but not to its owner? The only U.S. company to be commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland to participate in their Home Away festival, ASC, led by ensemble member Sarah Rose Graber, will tell the story of this decades-long community connection.

JACK’S HO– USE by Jessy Lauren Smith, Directed by Jess McLeod
October 29 – November 27, 2016

ASC celebrates the Settlement’s125th anniversary with a site-specific production, incorporating time travel and peering into the farthest recesses of Adventure Stage’s home building. Jack’s House asks the audience to choose how they can help those who need it the most.

January 19-29, 2017

ASC will participate in the second annual Chicago International Puppet Festival.

SIX STORIES TALL by Marco Ramirez
March 24 – April 29

ASC embarks on its first ever regional tour, reviving its production of Six Stories Tall, taking it to Memphis and New York, bookended by a remount in Chicago. Incorporating an eclectic mix of narrative influences–including comic books, video games, hip-hop dance, Latino folklore, and urban mythology–Six Stories Tall celebrates the heroic actions of young people. The show’s unique storytelling structure incorporates a DJ and dance to take the audience on a thrilling, heartfelt journey.

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