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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

RED KITE, BROWN BOX, CHICAGO CHILDREN'S THEATRE'S NEW SHOW FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM


RED KITE, BROWN BOX, CHICAGO CHILDREN'S THEATRE'S NEW SHOW FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, TO DEBUT  FEB. 14-MAR. 1 AT CHICAGO'S MILLENNIUM PARK
Intimate, interactive live theater experience for children on the autism spectrum is latest project for CCT Artistic Director Jacqueline Russell, 
Winner, Autism Speaks "2013 Hero of the Year" Award

Photo provided by Chicago Children's Theatre
What child doesn't love playing with brown cardboard moving boxes? They're perfect for climbing and hiding inside, and they can morph into magical forts, homes, vehicles, even robots. With a little creativity, the possibilities are endless. 

Now imagine a live theatre experience in which actors gently guide children on an interactive journey into a home filled with empty cardboard boxes, just waiting to be explored and ready to reveal delightful treasures inside. Such a play would be magical for any child. But for children on the autism spectrum and their families, the arrival of Chicago Children's Theatre's Red Kite, Brown Box is particularly exciting news.

Red Kite, Brown Box is the newest, one-of-a-kind live theatrical experience created for children with autism by Chicago Children's Theatre Artistic Director Jacqueline Russell, recipient of the 2013 "Hero of the Year Award" from the Chicago chapter of Autism Speaks. 

Performances are Feb. 14-Mar. 1, 2014 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Choral Rehearsal Room in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., ChicagoShow times are Fri., Feb. 14 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; Sun., Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Thurs. and Fri., Feb 20 and 21 at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.; Sat. and Sun., Feb. 22 and 23 at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Thurs. and Fri., Feb. 27 and 28 at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., and Sat. Mar. 1 at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.Tickets are $20 per child, includes one caregiver, with additional observation seats at $10 each. Red Kite, Brown Box is appropriate for children ages 5 to 14. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact David Amaral at 773.227.0180 ext. 15damaral@chicagochildrenstheatre.org or visittheredkiteproject.org.

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