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A Persephone Pageant
Reva And David Logan Center for the Arts
Chicago, IL
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A Persephone Pageant
Join us for a one-night benefit performance of A PERSEPHONE PAGEANT at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago.  

A PERSEPHONE PAGEANT is an outdoor, family-friendly performance weaving together mythic tales of nature gods and true stories of environmental justice. Walkabout creates an immersive spectacle exploring the Great Lakes, their history with Chicago, and the great victories and challenges associated with their preservation.  

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Directed by Jessica Thebus and Thom Pasculli*, and featuring work from Tria Smith (executive producer / pageant design), Mark Messing (composer), and Kristina Isabelle (stilt choreography), with original text from Sarah Ruhl and Morgan McNaught, with dramaturgy by Regina Victor.

Featuring Claire Bauman*, Nigel Brown*, McCambridge Dowd-Whipple*, Cooper Forsman*, Katie Mazzini*, Dana Murphy*, Kelly Nesheim*, Thom Pasculli*, Alex Rodriguez*,  Julia Santha, Lauren Torian and Regina Victor with special appearances by Tria Smith, Mark Messing, and Kristina Isabelle.  *Walkabout company members.  

With Kristy Leigh Hall and Sue Haas (costume design), KT Shivak, Evan Barr and Jackie Valdez (Puppet Design), Julia Santha (assistant director/producer), Sam Virgilio (Associate Producer), and Dina Klahn* (production stage manager).

A PERSEPHONE PAGEANT is presented as part of the Chicago Park Districts Night Out in the Parks series and is supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. Now in its fourth year, the 2016 Night Out in the Parks series will host over 1,200 cultural events and programs at more than 250 neighborhood parks throughout the city, making community parks a safe haven and hubs of activity. Projects will vary from traditional performances and concerts, to movies, peace rallies, community workshops, nature based programs, dance pieces, festivals, and more. The Chicago Park District has partnered with more than 120 arts and community organizations to expand and produce this successful initiative.

A PERSEPHONE PAGEANT was developed in partnership with the Center for Humans and Nature; the Chicago Performance Lab, Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago; Links Hall; and Berger Park. Additional support for Walkabout Theater Company is provided by the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events CityArts Program.



Reva And David Logan Center for the Arts (View)
915 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

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Arts > Circus
Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Other > Family-Friendly

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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