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How To Survive A Fairy Tale
January 7 – February 26, 2012
Sat at 1pm, Sun at 11am & 1pm

Illustration by Eamonn Donnelly

"Itís hard to imagine a company with richer production values and consistent attention to detail... Take the kids or the adults to see this, and banish cabin fever for a while!"  –Chicago Theater Beat
"A fun, meta-farcical take on classic fairy tales that makes sure everyone, young and old, leaves the theatre satisfied."  –Centerstage
"Best of all, Fairy Tale tosses a few clever curveballs to its younger audience members by twisting the stories that they already know, to embed little life lessons."  –Time Out Chicago Kids

Even though his dad is a frog and his mom claims to be a princess, Jack grew up in a house without fairy tales. So when he is thrust into a mysterious forest, threatened by bears and witches and trolls, he must find a way to survive without any knowledge of the "rules" of traditional folktales. Travel with Jack on a madcap quest to rescue children lost in the woods, escape from some extremely gruff billy goats, and help his parents find their Happily Ever After, in a world premiere fractured fairy tale.

Recommended for kids 5 and up. Children under 2 are not permitted.

Based on popular fairy tales and nursery rhymes, from the Brothers Grimm and beyond
By James E. Grote
Directed by Shole Milos

Excerpt from How To Survive A Fairy Tale.

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Join us any Sunday at noon during the run of How To Survive A Fairy Tale (following the 11am show, or before the 1pm show) for our new Stories Come Alive! Hour.

Children will get up close and personal with the fairy tales that inspired the play in an interactive storytelling session, followed by on-your-feet theatre games to explore the characters, plot, and themes of the play. The experience is sure to make positive reading connections between your children and books for years to come.

Only $10 per child! Parents are welcome (though not required).
Contact the box office at 773-761-4477 for more information.

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