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News Release: The Department Of Cultural Affairs And Special Events Announces Its 2014 Winter Theater And Dance Season


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TUTA Theatre Chicago presents The Jewels (Photo by: Anthony La Penna)

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents an ongoing performing arts series that showcases both emerging and established music, theater, dance and multi-disciplinary artists at the Chicago Cultural Center and other venues. Dedicated to capacity building in the arts, DCASE hires the artists and provides performance space as well as technical and marketing support.


LiveWire Chicago TheatreAssistance

Previews: February 9-10, 12-13, 2014; Performances: February 14–March 16, 2014

$15, Storefront Theater

A decidedly 21st century comedy, LiveWire's Chicago premiere of Assistance by Leslye Headland poses the question, if your job is so mind-numbing why do you keep coming back? When Nora, an awkward young woman, takes a job as one of Daniel Weisinger's assistants, she and her fellow co-workers quickly learn that there is a heavy cost to being successful in the business.

**Special post-show talkbacks will be presented as part of Chicago Theatre Week on February 15 and 16.**


TUTA Theatre Chicago presents The Jewels (Photo by: Anthony La Penna)TUTA Theatre Chicago presents

The Jewels

World Premiere

Previews: March 25-27, 2014; Performances: March 28–April 27, 2014

$15, Storefront Theater

The Jewels, a world premiere adaptation written by TUTA Company Member Kirk Anderson, is based on a short story by French writer Guy de Maupassant ("The French Chekhov") loosely based in Paris in the late 19th Century.


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Spawned Seeds: A Post Butoh Festival

April 11 & 12, 2014

FREE; Chicago Cultural Center, Dance Studio

Contemporary live art speaks to many influences, some of which are specifically rooted in the Butoh movement started by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno in the 50's. Their seed literally spawned a generation of cult performers globally, now in their third generation.