Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Francesca’s Bryn Mawr is partnering up with Fable Festival

Francesca’s Bryn Mawr (1039 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60640; 773-506-9261)

 A newly established, community-based Fable Festival is taking place May 16 – May 20 in non-traditional spaces throughout Chicago’s Edgewater and Andersonville neighborhoods. The performance festival answers calls to action happening in town hall meetings across Chicago for more focus on neighborhood arts events in the City’s upcoming Cultural Plan.

Performances will take place in empty storefronts, public schools, cafes, restaurants, the Lakefront and bars in an effort to showcase the community and collaborate with businesses to bring more patrons to the Edgewater and Andersonville neighborhoods. This unique event invites over 20 established theater-makers and performance companies to present a weekend of new, short works based on international fairy tales and fables – often accompanied by music, puppets,  food and drink.

Thursday, May 17, 8pm - Hearts and Brains present The Story Story By Lacy Campbell.

Two puppets and two projectors telling three stories, each illustrated by three different visual artists. Assorted crostini and pizza will be provided by Francesca’s throughout the event.

Sunday, May 20, 12-2pm - iO’s Storytown

From superheroes to undersea adventures, Storytown takes you on an interactive, fully improvised adventure, using your suggestions and ideas to create a different story every time. Kids design the setting and help shape the story, and the actors, artists, and musicians bring it to life. Recommended for children 3 and up.  Francesca’s will provide gelato as refreshments for the little ones.

For more information, please visit www.fablefestival.org or call 773-828-9185

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