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Thereby Hangs a Tale...

  • Carl and Marilynn Thoma Theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier 800 E Grand Ave Chicago IL 60611 United States (map)

Join the actors of A.B.L.E.’s Friday ensemble this holiday season as they present an original devised production in partnership with Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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How does change make you feel?

What is something you would like transform in the world?

What is something you hope will never change?

Who has helped you to make a change?

Throughout the fall semester, actors collaborated with a team of teaching artists and volunteer facilitators to reflect on the concept of change and transformation. The actors, 9 young adults with Down syndrome and other developmental differences, will take the stage to share scenes, monologues, movement pieces, and more inspired by their own lives.

We have so many tales to tell that each ensemble will present their own unique evening of stories. Join us for one show or come to both!


Quincy Bane, Marissa Bloodgood, Alena Brown, Jack Butler, Samuel Floersheimer, Natalia Janik, Mila Medina, Maria Meyer, Lucas Miezal


Braden Cleary, Lawrence Kern, Sean Okerberg, Jenna Rapisarda, Susan Sjodin, Dana Smith*, Lindsay Stock, Kendra Van Kempen, Peter Van Kempen, Katie Yohe

Earlier Event: December 17
Thereby Hangs a Tale...
Later Event: January 12
quizABLE Trivia Night!