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50 in 50! A City-wide Celebration

June 23, 2019

On June 23rd, 2019 Free Street Theater will share their 50th year of radical joy across Chicago with a city-side theatrical pop-up! Wait, WHAT?! YES!!! Free Street will perform 50 plays in all 50 wards in ONE-DAY making it the largest live community engagement we have (or dare we say anyone) ever done.

We hired 10 Chicago artists (no really, they FROM Chicago) to build 10-15 minute original pieces with a small ensemble about what it means to survive 50 years in Chicago, and what it will take to walk into the future and thrive. Each site will have a 1-hr participatory engagement. Free Street is about JOY and JUSTICE! Join us!

Please NOTE** This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Stay informed with the latest by checking here and the website as we near the day of.

Time Ward Location
10:00 AM . 41 Oriole Park**
50 Warren park of Indian Boundary Park
49 Glenwood Farmer’s Market
3 53rd street or close to Curie HS
15 Garfield and Western
23 Strohacker (Edward) Park
7 Eckersall Park**
19 “95th Street Farmers Market ”
18 Durkin Park**
29 Green Line stop at Central Ave.

12:00 PM 45 Jefferson Park**
39 North Park University
48 Edgewater Dog Park and People Park
44 Belmont Red/Brown Line station
12 McKinley Farmers Market
4 Gwendolyn Brooks Park*
8 Avalon Regal Theater
13 West Lawn Park**
37 La Follette Park**
9 Pullman Park**
17 Morganway Community Garden

2:00 PM 38 Merrimac Park**
33 Horner Park – The Hill
46 Natsuri Summer Fest
43 Lincoln Central Park
27 Ujima Garden,545 N Central Park Ave
16 Englewood Square near Whole Foods
11 Chicago Reader Pride Block Party
14 Senka Park**
5 Stoney Island Arts Bank
10 Calumet Park**
42 Goodman Theater* or Picasso Statue

4:00 PM 36 Brickyard Mall Target parking lot*
31 Cermak Produce (Diversey & Pulaski)
47 Lincoln Square Plaza
2 North/Clybourn Red Line station
24 Freedom Square*
28 Horan (Albert) Park
22 4345 W. 26th St.: Plaza
20 Washington Park**
21 Foster Park**
32 Polish Triangle

6:00 PM 30 Kilbourn Park**
35 Across Logan Blue Line near statue
40 Gross Park**
1 On the 606 at Western
34 Jackson Park**
25 UIC/Gallery 400/Van Buren & Peoria
6 Chicago Torture Justice Center
26 Humboldt Park**


June 23, 2019


Free Street Theater
1419 W. Blackhawk St. 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60642 United States


Free Street