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.
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.
October 25, 26, 27
November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 16, 21
Twins Honey and Blanca—sunny, West Coast natives—are fish out of water in Chicago. They were dumped at their reluctant abuela’s house right before 8th grade, where they’re marked as outsiders by their classmates. Banished to the alley by their abuela to finish their chores, the sisters encounter a magical tree hiding strange objects and guiding them into the Ceiba Network, an online game with real world consequences. Our twin heroes face increasing challenges as they fight to level up, trekking through a mysterious underworld where they discover their Guatemalan heritage and their true origins. A wildly imaginative reinvention of the Mayan creation myths of The Popol Vuh, this original play makes connections between mythology, history, heritage, and the digital world.
April 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
May 1, 3
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.