The story of Chicago as told through the eyes of the the Irish, Latino, African-American, and Eastern European immigrants who came here and made it their own - updated for 2018!

As with Chicago itself, variety is half the fun here. The play is divided into seven scenes, with each segment having its own tone and style. We start out with a Second City-style meeting of DuSable with the Native Americans (complete with a musical number), then move to a dramatic story of an Irish family who escaped The Famine and helped build the city - only to watch it all go up in flames.

We then jump ahead to an African-American girl who come here as part of the "great migration", her heart set on being a jazz singer, watch a story of two immigrants from Poland - as opposite as they can be - who discover Chicago together during the Jazz Age, and end with the fairy tale setting of a Mexican girl who came to work here in 1963 and became a courageous labor leader. You'll laugh, you may cry (we've actually seen it happen), and you'll walk out with a new appreciation for the "yes we can" spirit that built the Midwestern Metropolis.

Chicago: Our Kind of Town is available March through May, and also available as a "field trip show" at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago and at Cutting Hall in Palatine.

Get the Study Guide here!

PALATINE - April 22, 2019
Cutting Hall
10:30 am | $8.00
CHICAGO - May 1, 2019
Irish American Heritage Ctr
10:30 am | $8.00

$795 one perf | $1390 two perfs
 
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