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
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.
April 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 19, 26, 27
May 3, 4
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.