Blair Thomas & Co. to Present THE VINEGAR WORKS at LUMA Through 6/14

Blair Thomas & Co. to Present THE VINEGAR WORKS at LUMA Through 6/14

Be amazed and amused by a fun-filled spectacle in miniature when Blair Thomas & Company presents The Vinegar Works, a puppet show inspired by the works of Edward Gorey, every Saturday through June 14 at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), 820 N. Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago.

See a preview Saturday March 8, at 2 p.m. Press opening is Saturday, March 15, at 4 p.m. Performances run through June 14, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The running time is 30 minutes.

The Vinegar Works is presented at LUMA and runs concurrently with two Gorey exhibitions, both on view through June 15, Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey and G is for Gorey-C is for Chicago: The Collection of Thomas Michalak.

So make a Gorey day of it. Tickets to The Vinegar Works are free with museum admission ($8 general/$6 for seniors 65 and up/$2 for students 25 and under). For more information, visit LUC.edu/luma or call 312.915.7600.

Filled with wild animals, imaginative creatures, and odd folks, Gorey's stories are an invitation to the imagination. And audience members young and not so young will delight in the magical world created by Chicago's own Blair Thomas & Company.

Combine their two worlds and the result is The Vinegar Works, an original toy theater production of Gorey's "three volumes of moral instruction"- The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Insect God and The West Wing. Inspired by the same Edwardian spirit from which he drew, Blair Thomas & Company's miniature paper theater productions faithfully render the frightful delight of Gorey's tiny parables, and dutifully serve his original intention to instruct, appall and amuse.

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