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.
An old man returns a violin to Northwestern Settlement. Ms. Harriet Vittum lent it to him 80 years earlier, with the promise that he bring it back when he was done. With original music and lyrics inspired by Chicago’s cultural traditions, Reprise follows an immigrant story as we discover what he did with the instrument all those years, how he knew he was finished, and what it meant to keep his promise. The only U.S. company commissioned to participate in the National Theatre of Scotland’s Home Away Festival, ASC will tell the story of this decades-long community connection during a limited 5-show engagement.
November 1, 2, 3, 8 and 10
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Dive into a world of wonder as ASC presents The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Left by his master to complete a list of chores, the apprentice calls on spirits to help. Using magic he can't control, the young hero unleashes a flurry of whimsy and mystery! With masterful marionette puppetry and an original score, Minneapolis-based Open Eye Figure Theatre explores youth and aging, the allure of power, and the beauty of a life well-lived.
A co-presentation with the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
January 25, 26, and 27
Six Stories Tall
Drums and DJs. Monsters and mysteries. Victory. Join a legion of young heroes battling villains, saving the underdog, and once again making dreams come true. ASC revives its electrifying 2012 production before embarking on its first-ever national tour. Influenced by comic books, video games, hip hop, and Latino folklore, this collection of vignettes celebrates youth as everyday heroes taking us on a thrilling, heartfelt journey.
March 21, 22, 23
April 4, 5, 6, 12, 18, 20, 25, 26, 27
CPS: $7 | Non-CPS: $8
All performances begin at 10:30am.
Groups receive ONE FREE chaperone ticket for every TEN student tickets purchased.
As a participatory arts company, we start every performance with a question for the audience. We ask them to keep that question in mind as they watch the show. We return to the question afterwards, allowing students, teachers and parents to share observations and draw connections to their own lives.