Chicago Children's Theatre presents Blair Thomas & Company's "The Selfish Giant"

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Name: Chicago Children's Theatre presents Blair Thomas & Company's "The Selfish Giant"
Date: January 23, 2015
Event Description:

Spring flowers will bloom a few months early in Chicago this year thanks to the January arrival of Blair Thomas & Company’s The Selfish Giant

Chicago master puppeteer Blair Thomas’s and Chicago folk music legend Michael Smith’s all-ages musical spectacle is an enormously imaginative retelling of the classic Oscar Wilde story. Original puppets and music, played live by Smith every performance, tell the story of a grumpy old giant who forbids the children in his village from playing in his beautiful garden. After the children are locked out, the trees and flowers refuse to grow and the garden plunges into an eternal winter. Then one morning, the children sneak back into the garden, bringing with them the joyous rebirth of spring. 


Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. 60610

Via public transit, the Ruth Page is a short walk from the CTA Red Line Clark/Division and Chicago stops, and the Clark, Broadway, Division and Chicago Avenue bus lines. Street parking is available, and the Ruth Page offers discounted garage parking with ticket validation at 1250 N. Dearborn and 1030 N. State. Nearby family-friendly restaurants include Epic Burger (40 E. Pearson), Lou Malnati’s (1120 N. State), The 3rd Coast (1260 N. Dearborn) and Dave and Busters (1030 N. Clark). 

Date/Time Information:

Press opening is Friday, January 23 at 6:30pm
Saturday-Sunday, January 24-25 at 11am and 1pm
Tuesday-Friday, January 27-30 at 10am
Saturday January 31 at 11am and 1pm
Sunday, February 1 at 11am
Tuesday through Friday, February 3-6 at 10am
*No show Saturday, February 7
Sunday, February 8 at 11am.
Show times the final two weeks: February 10-February 22, are Tuesday-Friday at 10am and noon; Saturday at 11am and 1pm, and Sunday at 11am


Tickets are $10-$38. Visit or call (872) 222-9555 to purchase single tickets or Family Passes. Email or call (773) 227-0180 x 13 for information on deeply discounted group rates for schools, playgroups, birthday parties and scouting groups. Run time is approximately 50 minutes with no intermission. 

Note: Groups can book an ASL-interpreted or Autism-Friendly performance by calling (773) 227-0180 x 13 with a minimum two-week notice. 

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