Look out for a Wienermobile and Alice in Wonderland, this weekend in theater
“You’ve got to embrace salvation no matter where you find it—even if it comes in the form of a 23-foot-long fiberglass hot dog.”
The Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival has exploded since its first incarnation last year, with 27 artists/groups performing God knows how many kinds of dance on three different bills Friday through Sunday. Expect some familiar Chicago groups (The MASSIVE, Elements Contemporary Ballet, RE|Dance Group, Aerial Dance Chicago), respected local dancers venturing into choreography (Emma Draves, tapper Laura Chiaramonte), and artists from around the country. Why go to the casino when you can take a chance on dance? Make Rahm happy.
The theatrical spit really hits the fan NEXT week, with more than three dozen shows opening between Sept. 8 and Sept. 30. Things are just a tad quieter this long Labor Day Weekend, but still with a number of special theatrical attractions among which classical literature figures prominently.
To launch its 32nd season, City Lit Theatre turns to Lewis Carroll via playwright Christopher Hampton's adaptation of Alice's Adventures Underground, Carroll's original rendition of what's better-known as Alice in Wonderland. Artistic director Terry McCabe has staged the piece, which continues at City Lit (in Edgewater) through Oct. 9. All I can say is "Oh, my ears and whiskers!"