Monday, November 1, 2010

Playwright Michael Slade Slated to Visit Adventure Stage Chicago Nov. 12-14


CHICAGO - The Chicago Premiere of Michael Slade's moving Holocaust drama AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD is playing now through Dec. 9, 2010 at Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC).

AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD playwright Michael Slade visits ASC this Nov. 12, 13 & 14. Mr. Slade will participate in a professional development workshop for educators on Nov. 12, and will join ASC in the post-show curtain conversation following the Sat., Nov. 13 and Sun., Nov. 14 performances. Ticket prices remain the same.

Michael Slade (playwright) has written several plays for family audiences, including musicals Hansel and Gretel, The Great Brain, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Where's Waldo?, The Swiss Family Robinson, The Three Pigs, Peter Rabbit, Lyle Lyle Crocodile and Superfudge, all of which were produced by Theatreworks/USA and opened in New York City before touring the country. He also wrote the book to Pokemon Live, which opened at Radio City Music Hall prior to embarking on national and international tours. Mr. Slade is currently collaborating with Melissa Manchester and Sharon Vaughn on a new musical, tentatively titled Blue.

In addition, the Behind The Scenes performance of AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD has been changed to Sat., Nov. 6. Audience is invited onstage to examine the set and props and receive a backstage tour.

For the full AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD press release as well as production photos, please click here.

All shows are performed at Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St., in the heart of Chicago's West Town neighborhood. Street parking is available, and the theater is close to the Noble St. stop on the #56 Milwaukee bus line and the Division stop on the CTA Blue Line. The theater is wheelchair accessible.

Tickets for all shows are $17.00 for adults, $12.00 children aged 14 and under, $10.00 previews and $8.00 school groups. Other group discounts available. Passport to Adventure subscriptions are available now. For tickets or more information, call (773) 342-4141 or visit

For questions about this press release, please contact Jennifer Mathews, ASC Advertising and Public Relations Director, at (773) 209-3889 or

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