Eat a Nicoise salad outdoors and it tastes better. Sleep in a
tent by the lake and bedtime becomes an adventure. There's
something about taking the inside world outside that adds an
element of mystery and fun to just about anything.
Theatre-Hikes take full advantage of this notion by bringing
live productions to wooded trails in and near the city. This fall,
patrons will have the opportunity to walk color-blazed paths at
Morton Arboretum, pausing along the way to watch the scenes of a
Theatre-Hikes began in the fall of 2001 through the
collaborative efforts of a group of professional Actors' Equity
Association performers and Morton Arboretum. Besides presenting
top-notch theatrical performances, the people at Theatre-Hikes want
to encourage a respect for hiking trails and the state and local
Preparing for a Theatre-Hikes performance is like getting ready
for a walk, a picnic and a play all at the same time. You need
sturdy shoes, snacks and/or a water bottle, a lawn chair or blanket
and some imagination. It is best to travel light. Audience members
carry everything with them as a hike leader guides them along the
path to each scene of the show. Plan to arrive early.
Fall performances at the Arboretum include:
The first Sunday performance of each month is a low-impact hike,
suitable for strollers, wheelchairs and walkers.
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