Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Announces its Theater and Dance Schedule for Spring and Summer 2015

February 5, 2015

Performances include Chicago and world premieres at the Storefront Theater

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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce upcoming theater and dance performances scheduled spring and summer of 2015. The DCASE Theater and Dance series showcases both emerging and established theater, dance and multi-disciplinary artists.

All performances take place at the Storefront Theater located at 66 E. Randolph St., admission is FREE or low cost. For complete details and to make reservations please visit


Blue Planet

Storefront Theater

February 13 – March 15, 2015

Thursday–Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm

Previews February 10-12, 7:30pm

Akvavit Theatre’s U.S. Premiere of Blue Planet by Icelandic playwright Andri Snær Magnason is the story of best friends Hulda and Brimir who live on a planet much like Earth, but populated only by children. They live a simple but ideal life. When they meet an adult, the mysterious Jolly-Goodday, they are promised a life of greater joy and fun. Blue Planet is a family-friendly and lively integrated theatrical experience that is sure to illuminate, entertain and inspire.


Song About Himself

Storefront Theater

March 27 – April 26, 2015

Thursdays-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sundays, 2pm

Preview: March 24-26, 7:30pm

Theater Oobleck presents the world premiere of Song About Himself, a tale set in the future where the internet is a virus-ridden mess and people communicate in little more than mumbles. A Chicago institution for 25 years, Oobleck is an artistic collective dedicated to producing and performing original works of theater.


Rituals of Abundance for Lean Times

Storefront Theater

May 1-2

Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm and 9pm

Dance COLEctive and Peter Carpenter Performance Project present Rituals of Abundance for Lean Times. File under collisions and spectacle on the go, Margi Cole and Peter Carpenter collaborate on an evening-length ensemble work focused on themes of mimicry and perspective. Carpenter and Cole will creatively use the entirety of the Storefront Theater, including the lobby, for this performance.


You’re So Stubborn

Storefront Theater

May 15-17

Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm

Deception is a fascinating subject that intertwines relationships, identity and survival in Synapse Arts’ premiere of Rachel Damon’s You’re So Stubborn. The elusive and omnipresent concept of trust is explored in this world premiere.


Motel 666

Storefront Theater

June 5-28

Thursday – Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm

WildClaw Theatre’s world premiere of Motel 666 is an anthology of short horror plays by local playwrights all built around a dingy motel room on a forgotten highway in the American Midwest.


The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.

For information on all productions presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, visit our website: and join us on Facebook and Twitter @ChicagoDCASE.


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Dates and show times are subject to change.

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