Current Season

The Adventures of Robin Hood

October 19 – November 24, 2018
A corrupt sheriff plagues the commoners of Nottingham. His skyrocketing taxes are preventing the needy from being able to feed themselves! Who will stand up to the injustices and bring hope back to the people? Follow Robin Hood and his Merry Men as they take you on a journey of action, danger, and of course, archery. This medieval legend with a modern twist places a cast of three at the center of the story, reimagining the tale with enthusiasm, tenacity, and vigor.

The Stranger and the Shadow

January 18 – February 16, 2019
Wren is an outsider who enters a community guarded by a strange, dark barrier. Rejected for her differences, she is treated as an outcast in school and in the streets. Soon, she discovers the town's dark secret when she befriends Gio, one of her classmates, and a shadowy creature born of her own insecurities. But when those in power find out, the trio is hunted down. Will they be able to promote change in this dystopian society, or will they be imprisoned for their actions? The Stranger and the Shadow embodies the efforts of youth activists who combat intolerance with empathy and inclusion. Drawing inspiration from the Golem of Prague and written with help from Chicago youth, the play uses actors and life size puppets to bring to life this story. The Stranger and the Shadow is part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.

Fast Food Chain

April 26 – May 18, 2019
Rudy is a teenage boy who dreams of becoming a famous chef. The problem is, his schemes usually involve getting him and his younger sister, Akari, into big trouble. Their family struggles with the pressure of food insecurity in Chicago until one day Rudy and Akari discover a garden in the unlikeliest of places. Their lives are forever changed, but is it enough to turn the tables?

Fast Food Chain is written with help from Chicago students, diving into the magical realism of African folktale while showcasing the power of community and storytelling in combatting social issues.

Special Events

To help us create and tell heroic stories for youth, ASC and its Auxiliary Board  host a variety of events throughout the year, both on and off the stage.
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Participatory Arts

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.

Audience Services

Youth (14 or younger): $12
Adults: $17
Groups (10 or more): $10 per ticket

Memberships for Season 15: Hunger available later in the Summer.

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.