ASC Announces Revival and Tour of 2012’s Hit Six Stories Tall

A legion of young heroes battles villains, saves the underdog, and once again makes dreams come true as ASC revives its electrifying 2012 production before embarking on its first-ever national tour. Influenced by comic books, video games, hip hop, urban mythology, and Latino folklore, this collection of vignettes celebrates youth as everyday heroes taking us on a thrilling, heartfelt journey. The production includes performances in Chicago (March 21 – April 29), the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN (March 29 – 31), and The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College in New York (May 5).
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‘Puppet Festival’s” Closing Weekend Promises Beautiful, No-Strings Attached Fun

We took in ‘Plastique’ by Montreal's Théâtre Puzzle at Adventure Stage Chicago, a gem of a (short!) show, which crafted sometimes sweet, sometimes sassy characters out of colorful plastic bags. As with any family-friendly performance, the best part was watching the reactions of the children. The ones present didn’t disappoint in the slightest; emoting with bursts of applause, raucous laughter and barely concealed giggles long after each interchange had ended. If your kids have yet to explore the magic of live puppetry, I highly recommend this stunning art form (and the terrific venue of Adventure Stage Chicago’s Vittum Theater)!
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Strings Attached: A Chicago Immigrant Tale Travels to Scotland

We’ve been hearing an awful lot lately about who can and can’t call the United States home. In that context it may count as a statement that the National Theatre of Scotland chose Chicago’s Adventure Stage to represent the U.S. in its Home Away festival in Glasgow (Oct. 8-12), for which NTS has commissioned five theatres from Scotland and five international companies to create 10 new works exploring the concept of home.
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Reprise included on Time Out Chicago’s list of the Top 13 Things to Do with Kids

TOC Kids recently listed ASC as one of the 13 best things to do with kids in September, highlighting our original play with music, based on the true story an elderly man who finally returns a loaned violin to Northwestern Settlement after 80 years.
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Bringing original shows to the stage takes considerable effort. We develop our new plays in conversation with community to ensure that they are immediately relevant to the lives of young Chicagoans. Our play making process was recently recognized by the National Theatre of Scotland as well as The Mellon Foundation and our commitment to the young people of Chicago was recognized by Allstate. Any amount you can give will support our work and have immediate impact. You can give online at:

Adventure Stage Chicago Receives Allstate Insurance Company Grant

ASC has been awarded a grant from Allstate Insurance Company in support of its Trailblazers youth mentorship program. The donation expands the Trailblazers program to double its capacity of young artists to be mentored in the 2016-2017 school year.
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Adventure Stage Chicago is Recipient of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

ASC has been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of their National Playwright Residency program. The Mellon Residency allows ASC to explore new stories, themes and partnerships through a dedicated playwright, Carlos Murillo, who will be on staff for the next three years.
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Open Call - Join the Adventure Stage Chicago Auxiliary Board!

Adventure Stage seeks individuals who want to help strengthen the theater by serving on our Auxiliary Board. Contribute your time, talent, or treasure. For more information, contact