Englewood's Hamilton Park Is Final Stop For PEACEBOOK; Marathon

Englewood's Hamilton Park Is Final Stop For PEACEBOOK; MarathonMark your calendar for Collaboraction's third and final stop on its city-wide fall PEACEBOOK tour this Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22, at Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St., in Chicago's Englewood community.

While you're at it, flip the page and circle Sunday, October 7, when Collaboraction will reunite all 200+ Chicago artists involved in the creation of this year's PEACEBOOK Festival for a one-day-only, marathon celebration showing of all 24 world premiere works about peace at The Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Avenue in Bucktown.

PEACEBOOK is Collaboraction's free festival of theater, dance, music, visual art and spoken word that tours annually to three Chicago Park District neighborhood venues each fall. This weekend, PEACEBOOK Englewood promises to use the live performing arts to open minds, hearts and spur critical community dialogue with eight new peace-focused shorts, each seven minutes or less, including a dance/music collaboration that temporarily creates an inclusive space for religiously conservative performers and audiences, to a sci-fi adventure about six extraterrestrials who share their thoughts on aliens from a different planet and their options for dinner.
Friday night's PEACEBOOK starts at 6 p.m. with special guests Stanford Bailey and Step Alive.

Saturday's PEACEBOOK begins at 11:30 a.m. with a Free Community Meal donated by Goddess and Grocer, followed by a pre-show Peace Panel with neighborhood leaders, then the show at 1 p.m.

Both performances conclude with a Community Dialogue Session led by Dr. Marcus Robinson, Managing Director of Collaboraction and proud resident of Englewood.

PEACEBOOK Englewood is free but reservations are recommended. Book online at collaboraction.org/peacebook2018, email boxoffice@collaboraction.org or call Collaboraction, (312) 226-9633, for more information.

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