Walkabout Theater Company, whose artistic director, Thom Pasculli, is a Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member, celebrates summer with A Persephone Pageant, an outdoor spectacle performance weaving together mythic tales of nature gods and true stories of environmental justice.
Pasculli is co-directing the ensemble-created show and also appears in it. Join Walkabout as it travels from Chicago’s Rainbow Beach to the North Shore with a family-friendly, immersive performance exploring the Great Lakes, their history with Chicago and the great victories and challenges associated with their preservation.
Three free performances will be presented August 20, 26, and 27 at three Chicago parks as part of the Chicago Park District’s “Night Out in the Parks” series. The performance schedule is:
- Sunday, August 20, 6 PM, , 2526 W. Grand;
Admission to these performances is free — no reservation required.
A special Persephone Project benefit performance will take place on Saturday, September 2, at 6 PM, at the , 915 E. 60th, in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Tickets for this performance are $25 (free for children under 12). For tickets to this performance, click here.
The production will be also be featured at the Ragdale Foundation’s Ring Performance at the , 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, on Saturday, September 16, at 4 PM. Tickets for this performance are $20, $15 for students, free for children under 12 free. For tickets to this performance, click here.