Founded as the Goodman Children's Theatre in 1925, The Theatre School at DePaul University's Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences presents productions to more than 37,000 parents, children and schoolchildren. Productions are during the school year only.
The Theatre School at DePaul University
Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences
At DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre
60 E. Balbo Drive (Just off of Michigan Avenue)
312 922 1999
2009- 2010 Season
written and adapted for the stage by Louis Sachar
directed by John Jenkins
October 27- December 5, 2009
Adapted from the book, which won the National Book Award and the
Newbery Medal, Holes is full of Stanley's unexpected discoveries;
local history, buried treasure, tall tales, and true friendship.
Recommended for ages 9 and up.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Catherine Weidner
January 12- March 2, 2010
A Midsummer Night's Dream is an unforgettable tale of love, magic,
and mischief set in the mystical forest outside of Athens. This new
adaptation is designed to introduce young people to the joys of
Shakespeare and his language. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES
by Salman Rushdie
adapted by Tim Supple and David Tushingham
directed by Damon Kiely
March 30- May 22, 2010
Based on Salman Rushdie's award-winning children's novel, this
fantastical tale follows Haroun to the mythical moon of Kahani. He
joins forces with shadow warriors, mechanical flying birds, talking
fish, and water genies in his quest to recover his father's magical
Recommended for ages 7 and up.