In the Works is the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' residency program and gives emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the most suitable DCASE space. Each showing is a unique opportunity for audiences to get a behind-the-scenes look at new work by Chicago artists.
(schedule is subject to change)
Inspired by The Adventures of Pinocchio, Geppetto is a new interpretation of the classic story exploring themes of growing up, relationships, and identity. This telling combines Carlo Collodi’s classic allegory with common threads from other familiar stories and myths (such as the biblical tales of the Prodigal Son and Jonah and the whale) as he his loneliness pushes him into a journey of self-discovery. Geppetto’s odyssey, told through puppetry, clowning, masks, and music, will mirror the challenges we face every day as we strive to shake off our own woodenness and become more deeply human. Read more about Ghostlight Productions of Geppetto.
Showing Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 & Saturday, March 1, 2014
Hours: February 26 @ 8pm, March 1 @ 2pm
Location: Chicago Cultural Center, Studio Theater, 1st Floor North
Website: For more information, visit www.ghostlightchicago.com
Public Transportation: For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com.