In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Free Street Theater will stage “50 in 50: A Citywide Theatrical Flash Mob.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding, Free Street Theater will stage “50 in 50: A Citywide Theatrical Flash Mob,” spanning Chicago’s 50 wards to create a remarkable citywide theatrical production. The company has brought together 10 multidisciplinary theater artists from across Chicago, including its own artists and ensembles, to lead teams of five to seven performers in creating short pieces to be presented as pop-up performances in each of Chicago’s 50 wards. Each group will perform their take on what it means to survive in Chicago, and create a “just and joyous” city. Devoted to making art accessible, especially in places where people are least likely to encounter art, Free Street chooses to perform in places such as parks, fieldhouses and other unexpected spaces. The schedule and locations can be found on their website.