We all know that Chicago is an international city. From its diverse neighborhoods to the wealth of world class cultural programming, it’s an ideal home for Stages, Sights, & Sounds, an international performing arts festival for families and theatergoers of any age. Our festival showcases fresh, original work from Europe and Canada that you won’t see anywhere else.
All of the productions from this year’s Stages, Sights and Sounds explore play, physically and philosophically:
•‘Tweens dance and dodge, physically expressing blossoming feelings towards each other through play in DynamO Théâtre’s Mur-Mur (The Wall)
•A postman unwraps packages, finding a play in each, in Vélo Théâtre’s The Postman
•Actor Susanna Hamnett tells the entire story of King Lear by herself, with jokes, twisting our expectations of what a Shakespeare play is in Nearly Lear
•Puppeteer Nori Sawa plays with scissors, paper, and our notions of some very familiar stories in Fairy Tales
•Seven actors make a 3' x 7' platform their playground, bringing to life a futuristic battle between Superman and Lex Luthor in Theater Un•Speak•Able’s Superman 2050