FREE PARKING!!! First come-first served! Every performance of SHADOW TOWN
1253 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL right around the corner from The Den Theatre.
Attendant on duty starting 6PM/1:30PM must have Parking permit from Attendant.
Must show ticket or proof of purchase or group attending Shadow Town.
Evenings: House Opens 7:00PM Show 7:30PM
Matinee: House Opens 2:30PM Show 3:00PM Show
*See CELEBRITY CALENDAR below. READ TO THE END FOR FULL INFORMATION!
For ticket orders by phone: 1-800-838-3006
HER STORY THEATER's mission, through theater and the written word, is to shine bright lights in dark places on women and children in need of social justice and community support.
Her Story Theater's SHADOW TOWN, written and directed by Mary Bonnett, is a 90 minute original stage play, based on Mary's dozens of interviews of people involved with sex trafficking in Chicago. Eleven actors perform various roles, reflecting the lives of 4 sex trafficked girls in the Chicagoland area, Samantha from Naperville, Marisol from Humbolt Park, Tatiana from the Westside and Ling Ling from China.
SHADOW TOWN is told through the eyes of the pimp/trafficker, Prime Cut, taking the audience through 10 lessons on how to become master of the 'the game'. From Lesson One: How To Grow A Ho (which takes 11 to 13 years) introducing the 4 girls journey into "The Life" to Lesson Ten: How To Rid of A Ho.
One of the 4 trafficked girls gone missing is Samantha Collins from Naperville, a lonely child who seeks company from online strangers. She disappears while her parents are overseas and she is left with the nanny. It is the parent's plight, woven throughout the play through letters written to their daughter before and after her abduction that one of the 24 guest celebrities performs each night, making them the 12th actor of the play. Show opens with guest singer.
A unique offering that fits well into the sex trafficked world of arbitrary moments. As the pimp says, "Confused? Enjoy the chaos, baby, cause you in 'The Life'." SHADOW TOWN is woven with music and dance, untraditional in style, yet powerful and moving in presentation.
DID YOU KNOW...the average age of a sex trafficked child is 11 years old. * Sex trafficking is a $32 billion dollar illegal business, the second largest in the world. * Once a child is trafficked, their survival rate is 7 years. * Did you know there are 16,000 children in our city, suburbs and collar counties sexually exploited in the commercial sex trade * Sex trafficked children live in a nightmare, 365 days a year. * Did you know, together we help end it.
Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army PROMISE program Anne's House, long term residential housing and care for sex trafficked girls, ages 12 to 17 (up to 21); and The DREAMCATCHER Foundation, a street rescue and recovery organization for Chicago sex trafficked girls and women.
3 hours of free CEU credits are applicable to all 24 performances, complements of the Graduate School of Social Work at Dominican University. Sign up at the play, bring your license number, IDs etc...buy a ticket, fill out form after play and certificate will be mailed.
Please join us and Chicago Celebrities to support the end of sex trafficking.
WHO IS SAMANTHA'S PARENT IN SHADOW TOWN?
Following the lives of four trafficked Chicago girls, SHADOW TOWN includes the child from the suburbs, a lonely girl who seeks company with online strangers, a tragic ending made even more tragic by her parents' inability to save her; their only connection - email and letters.
* CHICAGO CELEBRITIES play the role of Samantha's Parent
and our Diva Singers perform for opening of play and the after-show reception.
(Guest Celebrities are subject to change)
October 10, 2013 Gary Houston, award winning actor, director, writer, journalist
Shauntia Toussaint Fleming, jazz Dave Rice on piano
Sponsors: Susan and Ted Oppenheimer
October 11, 2013 Karen Lewis, CTU President, child advocate
Dee Alexander, jazz opens show
Big Time Sarah, blues for reception only
Full sponsor: Chicago Teacher's Union
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October 12, 2013 Si Osborne, celebrated actor and Jeff award winner.
Maggie Brown, jazz, blues on piano: Greg Spero
October 13, 2013 Rick Kogan, columnist Chicago Trib, Journalism Hall of Fame, radio
Laura Walls, jazz on piano: Robert Irving III
Sponsors: Susan and Ted Oppenheimer Tickets Available
Alliance Amer. Univ. Women & Working Women's Hist. Project
October 17, 2013 Bill Kurtis & Donna LaPietra, angels and media
Lynne Jordon, blues on piano Raymond Glower
The Salvation Army (partial sponsor)
Porch Light (partial sponsor)
October 18, 2013 Martha Nussbaum, law professor at University of Chicago, author
Yvonne Gage, jazz
October 19, 2013 Marion Brooks, NBC 5 Chicago, New anchor, Reporter
Holly McGuire, R&B on piano: Daniel Tabion
October 20, 2013 Robin Robinson, Fox 32, anchor
Yoko Noge, jazz, piano
TICKETS AVAILABLE - Compass Church
October 24, 2013 James Sherman, Broadway playwright, screenwriter
Julia Huff, jazz, blues
Full sponsor: Susan & Ted Oppenheimer
October 25, 2013 Will Clinger, Channel 11 Wild Chicago fame, actor, Second City
Shawn Christopher, jazz, blues
October 26, 2013 Cedric Young, award winning actor for film and stage
Suzanne Petri, award winning, cabaret
on piano Bob Moreen
Full sponsor: Debbie Zionts, Highland Park, IL
October 27, 2013 Theresa Gutierrez, Emmy award winning journalist, ABC 7 News
Gaye Klopack, jazz on piano John Paluch
October 31, 2013 Anita Alvarez, Il. Cook County State's Attorney
Margeret Murphy, jazz on piano Charlie Johnson
November 1, 2013 Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, U.S. House of Representatives
Frieda Lee, jazz
November 2, 2013 Cheryl Lynn Bruce, award winning actress
Tressa Thomas, R&B on piano Shawn Wallace
Full Sponsors: Dreamcatcher Foundation
November 3, 2013 Vicky Curtiss, Pastor of Mission, Fourth Presbyterian Church
Bobbi Wilsyn, jazz, blues piano: Miguel de la Cerna
November 7, 2013 Sylvia Ewing, WTTW, Channel 11, journalist, author
Molly Callinan, blues
Intren, Inc. (partial sponsor)
November 8, 2013 Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune Columnist, author
Typhanie Monique, jazz Robert Irving III
Full Sponsors: Traffick Free
November 9, 2013 Dennis Zacek, Tony Award, founder Victory Gardens Theater
November 10, 2013 Joel Daly, award winning news anchor, lawyer and actor
Kimberley Church, jazz
Full Sponsors: United Methodist Temple Church
November 14, 2013 Ben Joravsky, award winning editorialist for The Reader, author
Molinea Lewis, jazz, blues on piano Robert Irving III
TICKETS AVAILABLE COOK COUNTY WOMEN'S COMMISSION
November 15, 2013 Warren Chapman, Senior Vice President Columbia College
Lucy Smith, jazz, R&B on piano Tom Vaitas
November 16, 2013 Alex Kotlowitz, awarded author, There Are No Children Here
Tammy McCann, jazz on piano: Dennis Luxion
Full Sponsor: Molly and Jim Perry
November 17, 2013 Honorable Virginia Kendall, District Federal Judge, advocate
Spider Saloff, jazz
House opens at 7PM
SHADOW TOWN starts at 7:30PM
Matinees: House opens 2:30PM Show 3:00PM
Q & A after each show
Reception after each show discussion with incredible singer.
Running Time 90 minutes no intermission. Discussion after every show.
The Den Theatre 1333 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 2nd Floor, has a beautiful comfy lounge area and bar...come early, stay late.
Receptions are after every show with singer.
Parking on street and at possibly Jewel Grocery Store. Information closer to date of opening.
The Den Theatre (View)
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60622
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|