Chicago Humanities Festival Blog

Revisiting Hansel and Gretel
Under the Stars is a delightful retelling of the story of Hansel and Gretel. Their story seems to be in the air these days—or at least on the opera stage and coming soon to your local cinema. But fear not, unlike the recent Lyric Opera production and the soon to be released Hollywood blockbuster, Under the Stars is indeed for children. But it’s not only for children. It is for anyone who values good storytelling, gorgeous puppets, and the use of familiar objects in... Continue Reading >>
Stages 2013
This year’s Stages, Sights & Sounds festival takes on fairy tales, bringing six companies from around the world to Chicago to present classic and re-imagined versions that will delight children and adults alike. Even though many of the fairy tales we hear again and again are hundreds of years old, they still feel fresh—perhaps not to exhausted parents who dread the umpteenth telling of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” in the hopes that their child will finally drift off to sleep. To... Continue Reading >>

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