800 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Box Office 312.595.5600
Administration 312.595.5656by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines
In Chicago Shakespeare's Courtyard Theater
April 13 - June 24, 2007
For the 20th Anniversary Season, CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines has chosen to direct one of Shakespeare's most passionate and haunting plays-a star-crossed love story rooted in the Trojan War-Troilus and Cressida. After seven years of war, few care about its original cause-the abduction of Helen by the Trojan prince-with each side consumed by infighting. Against this backdrop of intrigue, Troilus and Cressida's doomed love is, like so many others, destroyed by circumstance and deceit.
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes (includes intermission)57th Street and Lake Shore Drive,Chicago, IL (773) 684-1414
Hurricane on the Bayou
Showing Through October 4
Hurricane on the Bayou will carry you on a journey deep into the soul-stirring heart of Louisiana-before, during and after the unprecedented devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Unfolding against the poignant backdrop of the most costly natural disaster in America's history, the film follows a group of four musicians as they explore the electrifying culture of New Orleans. Speed through the beautiful, alligator-filled bayous on airboats, hear personal stories of Hurricane Katrina, and learn about the rapidly disappearing wetlands that are New Orleans' first line of defense against deadly storms.
Narrated by Meryl Streep and driven by a rousing jazz, blues and gospel-fueled soundtrack, Hurricane on the Bayou is both a haunting documentary of a storm's human effects and a compelling call to restore Louisiana's wetlands, rebuild New Orleans and honor the place where America's most vibrant home-grown culture was born.
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404
The Earth As It Was
May 5-September 3, 2007
Overview: Photographs of the fragile beauty of the earth by Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, and William Clift remind us of what is at stake when man intervenes with nature.
Eliot Porter. Dark Canyon, Glen Canyon, 1965, 1965. Anonymous gift in honor of Hugh Edwards.
17 North State Street,Suite 810
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 977-1700
Fax: (312) 977-1740
Oprah Winfrey presents
Theatre : Cadillac Palace Theatre,
Dates : Begins April 17, 2007
Jeannette Bayardelle and Felicia P. Fields from the New York production join Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams, Rufus Bonds, Jr. from Disney's The Lion King and LaToya London of American Idol in the Chicago premiere of Oprah Winfrey presents THE COLOR PURPLE.
From the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, and the moving film by Steven Spielberg, comes a soul-stirring new musical and landmark Broadway event.
THE COLOR PURPLE is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who - through love - finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.
Directed by Gary Griffin, this Broadway show is adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and choreography by Donald Byrd.
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