Contact: Tekki Lomnicki
Ph: # 312-540-1330 / TekkiL@yahoo.com
September 24, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SIX STORIES UP IN THE WINDY CITY
An Original Musical Adventure Through Chicago’s History
Starring Kids With and Without Disabilities
CHICAGO - Tellin’ Tales Theatre comes home to Chicago in Six Stories
Up In The Windy City,
their 15th Anniversary show, October 5 through October 14 at the Athenaeum Theatre,
Southport Avenue. Opening night is Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. Under the
direction of Artistic
Director, Tekki Lomnicki, six mentors and apprentices of mixed abilities team
up to take you on
a historic tour of Chicago, paved by their own personal stories, to create a
musical adventure that
examines our city’s past and hope for the future. Six Stories
Up In The Windy City runs
approximately an hour and a half and is geared towards children seven years
Six Stories Up In The Windy City
Directed by Tekki Lomnicki
Assisted by Sue Nunamaker and Ben Saylor
Original Score by Josh Walker
Masks by Matthew Wycislak, Kathryn Rydz and Zach Wolff
Mentors: Tekki Lomnicki, Mary Hobein, Nancy Andria, Bill Drudge, Shanta and
Apprentices: Andy Soglin, Bella Altenbach, Nadia Stoddard, Aman Bairh, Jakya
October 5 - October 14, 2012
Fridays, October 5 and October 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, October 6 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, October 7** and 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Opening Night is Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. **sign language interpreted and audio described performance
2936 N. Southport Avenue
Box Office: 773-935-6875
Single tickets are now available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/916631.
Regular prices are as follows:
Adults and Seniors: $22*
Children Under 10 and Students: $17* *prices include a $2 theatre restoration fee
Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, call 312-540-1330.
The 2012/2013 Season is made possible by Illinois Arts Council, the Chicago
Cultural Affairs and the Chicago Community Trust.
About the Mentoring Program
Six Stories Up In The Windy City is the final product of an annual
mentoring program developed by Tellin' Tales Theatre, now in its 15th year. In July, Six Stories Up
pairs 6 storytelling mentors with 6 apprentices, with and without disabilities, to create 6 unique scenes.
After each team chooses a landmark moment in the city’s history, they infuse wild imagination
into their own personal stories to create a fantastical, Chicago-centric musical. This delightful
collection of stories takes audiences from the ashes of the Chicago Fire to the future of
our fair city. All twelve participants will perform Six Stories Up In The Windy City under the
direction of Artistic Director, Tekki Lomnicki.
About the Cast and Crew
The cast and production team of Six Stories Up In The Windy City collaborate
to remove all
barriers between artists, including age, ethnicity, gender and ability. Teams
Lomnicki and Andy Soglin, Mary Hobein and Bella Altenbach, Nancy Andria and
Stoddard, Bill Drudge and Aman Bairh, Shanta and Jakya Hobbs, Matthew Kopp and
Holzmueller. Original score by composer Josh Walker; masks and props by Matthew
Kathryn Rydz and Zach Wolff; Assisted Directed by Sue Nunamaker and Ben Saylor.
About Tellin’ Tales Theatre
Tellin’ Tales Theatre’s mission is build community through story.
Our company gathers the
stories of groups or individuals, including adults and children with disabilities,
theatrically inspiring performances using mentoring and collaboration. Tellin'
Tales is dedicated
to providing a venue for bringing together diverse people. Our aim is to help
our audiences and
our performers recognize their commonalities and build a sense of community
360 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Tellin' Tales Theatre's mission is to build community
through the art of storytelling. Our company gathers the stories of groups
or individuals - including adults and children with disabilities - and
creates theatrically innovative performances using mentoring and collaboration.
Tellin' Tales is dedicated to providing a venue for bringing together
diverse people. Our aim is to help our audiences and our performers recognize
their commonalties and build a sense of community where none existed before.