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'Run Chris Run'

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Stone Soup Theatre Project
Whitney Kraus Jones, coord.

Production Description

Casting "Run Chris Run," a lyrical stage production based on the memoir "21: The Epitome of Perseverance." "Run Chris Run" is adapted by Stone Soup Artistic Associate Katie Angelica Abascal and produced by Stone Soup Theatre Project as part of an ongoing anti-violence campaign. Synopsis: This biographical story follows the life of Chicago-native Chris Patterson and his quest for love, family, and acceptance. His journey begins in the foster care system, leading him to gangland, imprisonment, and ultimately deliverance. This project will use local writers, actors, and community members to tell a story of human perseverance and the individual strength it takes to change your life path.

Coordinator states: "This is a North-side Chicago story that explores the beauty and power of change. We believe the themes of 'Run Chris Run' are universal ones that can start a discussion of how certain choices, even if they seem to be the only ones available, can set us on a trek that we had no desire to start. Stone Soup Theatre Project is committed to building stronger communities and safer neighborhoods by providing access to affordable and relevant theater, transferrable skills through theater education, and by taking the stage onto the streets of North East Chicago."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses Aug. 18-Sept. 27; tech week Sept. 29-Oct. 2; runs Oct. 3-Nov. 8 (Fri. eves. & Sat. matinees) at Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Small performance stipend provided.


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