October 27 – November 25, 2017
After discovering her special talent, Akeelah dreams of winning the national spelling bee. With the support of her teacher and her friends, she fights to overcome every obstacle and make it to the top. Adapted to the stage and set in Chicago, Akeelah and the Bee is a testament to community and determination in the face of social, cultural, and economic hardship.
February 16-17, 2018
Stupendous Sagas and Terrific Tales. Adventure Stage Chicago presents the first annual Adventures in Storytelling festival! Stories from tellers of all ages will be on display as you’re whisked into unique worlds and narratives. Discover new cultures with our bilingual bards, witness the budding talents of youth tellers, participate in numerous workshops, and more as we celebrate the art of the story.
March 31 – May 5, 2018
Honey and Blanca are twin fish out of water in Chicago until they stumble into the Ceiba Network, an online game with real world consequences. Our hero sisters struggle to level up in a mysterious digital underworld where they discover something strange to them—a heritage worth fighting for. In his new play Roots in the Alley, Lucas Baisch reinvents the Mayan creation myths of The Popol Vuh, provoking questions about history and heritage.
Join our ensemble of young artists and professional mentors as they present their 5th mainstage premiere. Since 2011, ASC’s Trailblazers mentorship program has inspired young people to lead the creative process, devising original work inspired by pressing issues in their everyday lives. Previous productions have touched upon bullying, technology, terminal illness, mental health and healing, media, and gun violence. Youth and mentors collaborate on all aspects of the show, from performance to production roles.
As a participatory arts company, ASC productions feature multiple options for audience engagement. First, each production is presented with Spanish supertitles. Additionally, we frame each performance with a Curtain Conversation, asking audiences to keep a question in mind as they watch the play and return to it after the show; our lobby transforms into an interactive installation (pictured above); and Learning Guides, including show context and arts-integrated activities, are available for teachers and parents.
Youth (14 or younger): $12
Groups (10 or more): $10 per ticket
Memberships for Season 14: Literacy available now!
Tickets can be purchased online, in person, or by calling 773-342-4141.
All tickets subject to credit card fees. All ticket prices and fees subject to change.