Discovering Poland Opening Event & Reception for Book Expo America 2016 Guest of Honor

Tue May 10th at 7pm

 

The event organized by Polish Book Insitute and Chopin Theatre in Chicago welcome the leading lights of Polish literature to Chicago -- Krystyna Dabrowska, Artur Domoslawski, Dorota Maslowska, Zygmunt Miłoszewski, and Magdalena Tulli -- as they read from their work and reflect upon the power of literature. The program will be introduced by a representative of The Polish Book Institute with special remarks by Chad W. Post, publisher of Open Letter Books at University of Rochester. Book signing follows. 

 

Complimentary reception  by Chopin Theatre.

Free & open to the public.  Limited seating, RSVP encouraged. 

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The Last Defender House Theatre of Chicago

Extended again!. Now until June 12th.  Showtimes Wed 630p, 830p; Thu-Fri 7p, 9p; Sat 2p, 4p, 7p, 9p; Sun 430p, 7p

 

Artistic Director Nathan Allen and Company Member and D.C. Comics artist Chris Burnham, team up with some of Chicago’s best loved puzzle and game designers in this world premiere. Together, they create a wholly new experiment in immersive story and stagecraft. It’s part performance, part puzzle hunt, and part live action game.

 

Tickets: $40-$45

Tickets/More Infor 773-769-3832, House Theatre Chicago 

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Every Picture Tells a Story: Illustrated Art from Poland The Polish Book Institute

Wed May 11th - If a picture can tell a thousand words, today’s artists, illustrators and designers have a lot to say!  Join the best-selling and incredibly talented husband and wife team Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński, authors, illustrators, and creators of the hugely successful Maps book series and design superstars Malgorzata Gurowska and Joanna Ruszczyk, the creative team behind The Locomotive, Poland’s most innovative and controversial new book based on Julian Tuwim’s famous Polish children’s poem.  Together with Richard Reeder, President of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, and author of the illustrated memoir, Chicago Sketches, they will explore the nuances of using art as a tool for storytelling, how unusual design formats can often drive the narrative, and whether you truly can judge a book by its cover.  Book signing to follow. Participants: Daniel Mizieliński, Aleksandra Mizielińska, Malgorzata Gurowska and Joanna Ruszczyk. Moderated by Richard Reeder.

 

Free & open to the public; limited seating. 


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Death & Harry Houdini House Theatre of Chicago

 

5/12 to 7/24
"FOUR STARS - A highly polished and visually thrilling show … strikingly well-designed and well-executed … MAGIC OF THE VERY HIGHEST ORDER!”  - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ‘Death and Harry Houdini’ soars on Dennis Watkins’ brilliance as a genuine magician and fearless stuntman…INGENIOUSLY WRITTEN AND DIRECTED by Nathan Allen.”- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“FOUR STARS …high energy and lack of artifice in a loose, buzzy blend of traditional storytelling, music and spectacle… A THRILLING RIDE” - Kris Vire, TimeOut Chicago
After playing sold-out crowds in Chicago and Miami from January through August of 2012 and again in the summer of 2013, House Theatre is thrilled to bring back this dynamic, award-winning, magic-filled production. 

5/12 to 7/24 - Thur 730p, Fri 730p, Sat 4p, 8p and  Sun 4p, 8p


FOUR STARS - "A highly polished and visually thrilling show … strikingly well-designed and well-executed … MAGIC OF THE VERY HIGHEST ORDER!”  - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDDeath and Harry Houdini’ soars on Dennis Watkins’ brilliance as a genuine magician and fearless stuntman…INGENIOUSLY WRITTEN AND DIRECTED by Nathan Allen.”- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

FOUR STARS "…high energy and lack of artifice in a loose, buzzy blend of traditional storytelling, music and spectacle… A THRILLING RIDE” - Kris Vire, TimeOut Chicago


After playing to sold-out crowds in Chicago and Miami from January-August 2012 and again Summer 2013, House Theatre is thrilled to bring back this dynamic, award-winning, magic-filled production. 



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