100 HAUNTINGS will be performed in 7 Chicago parks this summer. Below, please find the carefully crafted text for the Facebook Invite I made on Facebook.
This summer, Free Street helps you beat the heat with chilling stories of real Chicago hauntings! Join us for FREE campfire-style performances in seven Chicago parks as we explore who --and what -- haunts Chicago. From an elevator operator who doesn't know he's dead to the legacy of housing laws in Chicago, 100 Hauntings is based on stories collected all over the city and performed by a multigenerational ensemble of storytellers, comedians, and actors. Presented in collaboration with the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks initiative and coming to a park near you:
July 19th Cragin Park 2611 N. Lockwood Ave.
July 20th Gage Park 2411 W. 55th St.
July 30th La Villita Park 2800 S. Sacramento
August 3rd Davis Square Park 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.
August 5th Calumet Park 9801 S. Avenue G
August 16th Walsh Park 1722 N. Ashland Ave.
August 17th Merrimac Park 6343 W. Irving Park Rd.
Performances at 6pm. Shows are free! Bring a blanket, chairs, snacks and prepare to have your hair stand on end! All ages welcome, though the show may be VERY SCARY for younger audiences.
100 Hauntings is a year-long and multi-sited performance project created by Free Street Theater. We have been facilitating story circles and workshops all over the city, asking Chicagoans: what haunts our city? What can ghosts tell us about those hidden histories that refuse to be forgotten? This summer, we have chosen a handful of those stories for campfire style performances outdoors. In the fall, 100 Hauntings will open for a full run in our performance headquarters in Pulaski Park.