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Giordano Dance Chicago
Saturday, March 21
7:30 p.m.

America’s original jazz dance company has captivated generations of audiences around the world with
dynamic performances and the diversity and wide appeal of its powerful repertoire. For more than 50 seasons,
Giordano Dance Chicago has created innovative choreography, often redefining and expanding the very definition
of jazz dance, and continues to bring this invaluable American art form to enthusiastic audiences around
Chicago, the United States, and internationally.

Shows in the New 2014-15 Season!

Christine Wuenschel Body Contact, Drawings by Christine Wuenschel

March 23-April 24

Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven?

March 28

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in “The Mikado”

April 10

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Academic Theater

April 24-May 3

Christine Wuenschel’s large-scale drawings of nude bodies, sometimes piled one on top of the other, explore the tension between pleasure and discomfort and challenge historically rooted notions of nudity and sensuality.

Monday, March 2, 7 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Celebrate Easter with Sister as she answers such time-worn questions of the season like, “Why isn’t Easter the same day every year like Christmas?” and “Will my bunny go to heaven?” Part pageant and wHOLY hysterical,this latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter bonnets, Easter baskets, those adorable baby chicks and, of course, those yummy Easter Peeps. And what about your ownpets? Is there a pet heaven? Classroom participation is a must, so don’t forget to wear your Easter bonnet and join Sister for this seasonal treat.

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players return with The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu. A full orchestra brings to life Sullivan’s own evocative orchestration and the legit singing of the company’s outstanding performers brings lushness to the vocal lines. Gilbert’s wit and always relevant barbs aimed at the foibles of human nature also receive full attention. The Mikado features those favorite G&S characters, Yum-Yum, Nanki-Poo, and Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner with his “little list” of potential victims, not to mention the fearsome Katisha, the hilariously ridiculous Pooh-Bah, and the politely sadistic Mikado himself. Gilbert’s lyrics and Sullivan’s melodies have delighted over onehundred years of operetta lovers, but they are still as fresh as “the flowers that bloom in the spring.”

Joe Eggis a dark comedy that addresses every expectant parent’s deepest fears. Bri, a school teacher, and his wife, Sheila, have a 10-year-old spastic child named Josephine, who has been entirely dependent upon her parents since birth. Bri sees a hopeless futureand hides behind irony and sarcasm to cope, while Sheila believes the child is her penance for a promiscuous past and hopefully looksfor even the slightest hint at Josephine’s recovery. In the end, Bri and Sheila must decide how to confront the future: as a family, as a couple, or on their own.