Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Announces Upcoming Season

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Announces Upcoming Season

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce a new season of theater and dance: Cultural Center Presents and In the Works. Both are on-going performing arts series that showcase critically acclaimed local, national and international music, theater, dance and multi-disciplinary artists, newly commissioned works and debut performances.

Throughout the year, theater and dance performances and productions can be seen at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 East Washington), Millennium Park and Storefront Theatre (72 East Randolph). Admission is either free or low-cost. for a complete schedule.

Upcoming Theater Performances: Cultural Center Presents and In the Works

In the Works

Moby-Dick (Excerpt)

Blair Thomas & Company

Storefront Theater

January 20 - 2:00 pm

Admission is Free

Blair Thomas & Company is a national and international touring puppet theater company founded in 2002 by puppeteer and director/designer Blair Thomas. In Moby-Dick our narrator Ishmael recounts his journey on the Pequod as Captain Ahab's relentless pursuit of the White Whale leads the entire crew to the depths of the ocean's great unknown. The words of this great American novel are brought to life on the stage through bunraku puppets, rolling paper scrolls and a unique combination of the folk songs of Michael Smith and the ambient sound of percussionist Michael Zerang. For reservations or email

In the Works


Cock and Bull Theatre

Storefront Theater

February 3 - 2:00 pm

Admission is Free

This In the Works presentation is by the avant-garde Chicago-based tcompany Cock and Bull Theatre. VOOLF explores the world of fairytales with a voracious appetite. While Papa is off at war, Peter, Grandmere and Red

Riding Hood must deal with their own fears of love and lust while confronting the iconic fairytale villain, the wolf. Is the wolf the real villain or victim? For reservations visit or email

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