NEW VERSION WILL START PERFORMANCES OCTOBER, 2022

The revamped 50 STATES has been put on hold due to time lost this winter and spring with heightened Covid health protocols that made in person rehearsals difficult (and this type of ensemble piece needs all the players in the room at the same time during creation). The new version will be worked on over the summer in preparation for an October, 2022 launch - just in time for election year fun.    

In one high-energy hour, your students will come face to face with Columbus, the Pilgrims, the Salem "witches" (and their 1950s HUAC counterparts), the Boston Tea Partiers, the framers of the Constitution, the Missouri Compromisers, Levi Strauss and his Blue Jeans, and the Gettysburg Address. 

Add in Thomas Edison, the invention of movies, WW I and II, the Great Depression, FDR, the Cold War, the Civil Rights movement, the Womens Rights movement, hippies, Watergate, Reagan and Gorbachev, and the invention of the internet, and you have a fun - but still useful - overview of the greatest social experiment in world history.

Please note that slavery, the treatment of indigenous peoples, and historical ethnic and gender discrimination ARE dealt with in this show, along with the efforts of others to end them and build a country with freedom and equality for all. If you suspect some of your parents will be upset by mentioning those subjects, please invite them to the performance, since they'll be hard pressed to explain why our approach is anything other than enthusiastic about America's ideals  in the truest sense.      

Designed for students in grades 3 through 8, this should get your students curious about some of the fun backstories of US History. Available at locations throughout Chicago, or on tour to to you.

2022-23 FIELD TRIP DATES TBD

IN-SCHOOL SHOWS
$795 one performance | $1395 two performances
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