April 26 – June 4
Richard Christiansen Theater

Featuring three national and local storytellers, the Up Close & Personal Series centers the most intimate stories at the forefront of the American theater. With personal journeys including a son’s voyage to spiritual healing up and down the California coast line (Luis Alfaro’s St. Jude), an immigrant narrative told through hip hop and and music (Brian Quijada’s Where Did We Sit on the Bus?), and a woman’s relationship to her hidden disability (Arlene Malinowski’s A Little Bit Not Normal), the art of solo performance is more crucial now than ever before. Join us for this six week excursion as three nationally acclaimed artists get up close and personal as they explore their relationship to the world around them.

Victory Gardens Theater will provide one free ticket to a Chicago Public School student for every ticket purchased to the Up Close and Personal Series.


$20 to one
$40 for a ticket to all three!

Click below to buy all three:
Series Tickets
Or take a look at our ticket calendar for individual show tickets:
Ticket Calendar
For a small donation you can guarantee that a group of CPS students have the opportunity to experience these important stories.
Adopt a School Group
Student tickets are just $10. A donation of $100 will allow 10 students to attend a performance. Or adopt out a whole performance (100 students) for just $1000!


A Trio of Solos Headed to Victory Gardens
Chicago Sun-Times, April 18, 2017

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