For each ASC production, we offer performances to school groups at subsidized ticket rates. Adventure Stage Chicago creates productions that respect the identity, intellect, and imagination of our student audience, and we strive to inspire the same in our teaching audience. We also prepare a free, online, Common Core-connected Learning Guide for each performance, which includes show context, theme questions, classroom activities, recommended resources, and more.
La Ofrenda (The Offering)
After the tragic loss of his parents on 9/11, fourth grader Alex - Alejandro to his Abuela - is forced to leave behind the home he loves and move across the country to live with his grandmother. Struggling to connect under the weight of his grief, Alex pushes his Abuela, Marta, away. As El Día de los Muertos approaches, bridging the gap between the living and spiritual worlds, Marta must bridge the gap of grief, age, and culture between her and Alex so they may find shelter in each other. A personal reflection of a nation grappling with tragedy and a new way forward, La Ofrenda reminds us of the importance of memory and culture as a connection to those we have lost.
October 23, 24
November 1, 6, 7, 12, 21, 22
Middle schooler Castle Cranshaw, who prefers the nickname Ghost, knows what it means to run like your life depends on it. When he makes an elite middle school track team, Ghost finds something to run for instead of away from. The past isn't the only thing that haunts Ghost; but staying on the team means staying out of trouble. with encouragement from Coach and the support of his teammates, can he find a way to get back on track?
An adaptation of the popular novel by Jason Reynolds, Ghost uses humor, wit and friendship to face intense traumas of the past
April 15, 16, 24, 30
May 1, 5, 6, 7
Book your classroom by June 10th and get $5 tickets.
No dates or payment necessary till the beginning of the school year.
Simply email email@example.com to reserve your spot today!
All performances begin at 10:30am.
Groups receive ONE FREE chaperone ticket for every TEN student tickets purchased.
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; and Learning Guides, including show context and arts-integrated activities, are available for educators to share with students.