Here’s the press release from State Theatre:
“CHI-SPY!” STATE THEATRE THROWS A MULTI-MEDIA SCAVENGER HUNT FUNDRAISER ON SATURDAY, AUG. 27
Company Announces 2011-2012 Season
CHICAGO – The State Theatre of Chicago is turning boring fundraisers on its head with “Chi-Spy” a city-wide, multi-media scavenger hunt on Saturday, Aug. 27 starting at 4 p.m. Advanced tickets are on sale for $20 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/193075 or can be purchased day of at the event for $25.
Participants in teams of 2-5 will be issued a series of clues, then travel around the city, reporting in via smartphones and Twitter. The scavenger hunt portion will begin downtown at The Bean and conclude at Cattawaumpus Gallery at 7 p.m. with party immediately following until 11 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams and the party will also consist of booze, food, raffle prizes, dancing, and a performance by Hip-Hop clown Nick Demeris. Attendees do not need to partake in the “Chi-Spy” scavenger hunt to attend the righteous after-party.
State Theatre is also proud to announce their 2011-2012 season:
“I’m really f*cking pumped about this new season,” perfectly states Artistic Director Tim Speicher. “State Theatre is trying to push the boundaries of what can be produced simply in a small space. We’re going to rely heavily on the audience’s imagination for each of these shows. In fact, they’ll probably have to get a design credit in the program.”
The World Over
By Keith Bunin – Directed by Tim Speicher
Adam, a castaway, is discovered on an island with no memory except for a familiar yet mysterious ring. He soon learns that he may be the heir to the magnificent kingdom of Gildaroy….if he could only find it first. Follow him as he travels the world searching for his lost kingdom: through oceans, deserts, mountains, and the skies.
A Crowded House
An explosion of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale
Sparked by Taylor Bibat
A Crowded House is an explosion of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Audience members will freely explore an environment of jealousy, rage, death, love, and life. This experiential “translation” assaults Shakespeare’s original story by means of sound, object, bodies, and creative juiciness. A directing ensemble of 9 of the top young directors in Chicago welcomes you into this extraordinary theatrical event. Get affected, excited, inspired, take a breather, and finally party your ass off at A Crowded House.
by Chelsea Marcantel – Directed by Tim Speicher
New Mexico, very soon. The newly privatized Space Race is fueled by greed and mired in conflict; the world that spawned it is uninspired and inattentive. Determined to resurrect the human spirit and reawaken true exploration, two young scientists attempt to take to the stars in a vessel of their own design. What results is their education on the true meaning of ambition, attachment, and home–at the ultimate cost to themselves.
About The State Theatre of Chicago
The State aims to transform Chicago through ambitious, impactful, and entertaining theatre. The company looks to examine the state of theatre, to cultivate defiance against the norm, and to celebrate the state of the human condition. Formed in October 2008 by Tim Speicher, Christopher Jones, and Ross Matsuda, The State Theatre’s first production was Moby Dick Rehearsed in October 2009.