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"A riveting reinvention! More nightmare than dream, this production is no simple sugar plum!" - The Chicago Sun-Times
Set in the present day, The House's fantastical expansion of this holiday classic is not a ballet, but rather a play—unstintingly affirmative and emotional—about one loving family’s recovery from a terrible and surprising loss. Based on the original E.T.A. Hoffmann story, the play centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas and bring her broken family back together—making this production a splendidly empowering Christmas story and a wholly different take on the classic tale! This contemporary holiday theater piece weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original songs and spellbinding spectacle to tell a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope.
Staged in the round in the Center’s intimate 200-seat Carnival Studio Theater, “this is the rare theatrical environment — child-friendly but also hip and adult — in which both groups will be fully comfortable, ” adds The Chicago Tribune.
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- Wednesday, December 26 at 7:30pm
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