Free Street’s 100 Hauntings draws on real people’s stories from across the city to ask: what’s haunting Chicago? From an elevator operator named Jorge who doesn’t know he’s dead to the legacy of housing laws in Chicago, 100 Hauntings offers audiences a fun and spooky campfire-style experience that aims to resurrect our city’s most ordinary hauntings. Performed by a multigenerational ensemble of storytellers, comedians, and actors from around the city and presented in collaboration with the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks initiative.
Directed and Developed by Coya Paz and Bobby Biedrzycki for Free Street Theater
ALL PERFORMANCES AT 6PM IN THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC PARKS:
July 19th Cragin Park 2611 N. Lockwood Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60639
July 20th Gage Park 2411 W. 55th St. Chicago, Illinois 60609
July 30th La Villita Park 2800 S. Sacramento Chicago, Illinois 60608
August 3rd Davis Square Park 4430 S. Marshfield Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60609
August 5th Calumet Park 9801 S. Avenue G Chicago, Illinois 60617
August 16th Walsh Park 1722 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60614
August 17th Merrimac Park 6343 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, Illinois 60634
TICKETS: These are public performances in public parks. No tickets or reservations required.
If the terrified tears of Coya Paz’s 7-year-old daughter are a reliable litmus test, 100 Hauntings may not be appropriate for all ages.
About 100 Hauntings: 100 Hauntings is a year-long, multi-sited performance project. Free Street has partnered with 12 community organizations to facilitate story sharing circles all over the city. 100 Hauntings will be performed as a low-tech, campfire-style performance in public parks over the summer, and will return for a 6-week run on October 14th, 2016 in our home theater. The creative team for 100 Hauntings includes Ysaye Alma, Christine Bowen, Annette Britton, Dan Cobbler, Emmanuel Dunagan, Daisy Franco, Aaryanna Garriss, Noe Jara (Halcyon Theater), Johanna Orr, Izzy Strazzabosco, Deanalís Resto, Alex Rodriguez, Elijah Ruiz, and Aimy Tien (2nd Story).