THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD Plays Theatre Wit, Now thru 3/22
What happens when a narrator walks on stage to read a book and the pages are blank and the actors are nowhere to be found?! In this interactive improvised adventure it is up to YOU, the audience, to inspire and perform in The Greatest Story Never Told.
The Greatest Story Never Told will be performing at Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, every Saturday at 1:30pm from today, February 1st to March 22nd, 2014. Tickets are $15.00. The opening press performance is Saturday February 1st at 1:30pm.
The Greatest Story Never Told is a space where children, families and strangers can collaborate through the arts and generate spontaneous stories together. Our professional improvisers will get suggestions and volunteers of all ages throughout the entire creation. Each original story will be transcribed by a writer and inspire art by an illustrator and ultimately turned into a physical storybook the audience may keep forever.
The Greatest Story Team includes actors, improvisers, writers, illustrators, and designers from all over the city with credits that include The Second City Theatricals, The Annoyance, iO, Harpo Productions, Under The Gun, Comedy Sports, The Paper Machete, Lifeline, Mansical, Twisty, The Best Church of God.
The improvisers, writers and illustrators are Sean Cusick, Derek Czaplewski , Lisa Farver, Sarah Hoffman, Erin Island, Melissa Leonard, Scott Levy, Julie Marchiano , Angela McMahon, Zephian Michaels, Rob Patterson, April Payton, Andrew Ritter , Ed Selvey IV, Lindy Voeltner, Jay Rollins, Bryn McCoy, with Technical Direction by Dujuan Pritchett.
The Greatest Story Never Told is directed by Andrew Ritter who has been working with children for over 20 years. He has directed children's shows like Storytown, Novel Ideas and The Shoes That Were Worn To Pieces and has performed in hundreds of children's shows with companies like American Eagle, Emerald City and Novel Ideas. He teaches improvisation and theatre to children at The Second City Training Center, The Emerald City Theatre School and Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop.
COMMUNITIES CREATING STORIES
WHEN: Every Saturday at 1:30pm, February 1st March 22nd, 2014.
WHERE: Theatre Wit, 1229 W Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657
HOW: Tickets are $15.00. Call the Box Office 7739758150 or purchase online at www.theatrewit.org.