A project of NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT
Using the real stories of our West Town neighbors, Adventure Stage Chicago is creating a world premiere play called AUGUSTA AND NOBLE.
Help Adventure Stage Chicago finally bring the Chicago-bred and Chicago-set world premiere AUGUSTA AND NOBLE to the stage!
Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC) creates dynamic and transformative theatre for young audiences that activates the imagination, inspires dialogue and strengthens community. Our spring play is a world premiere by Chicago playwright Carlos Murillo entitled AUGUSTA AND NOBLE.
AUGUSTA AND NOBLE follows Gabi, a girl living amid a vibrant Latino community in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. Told in English peppered with Spanish, this exciting new play celebrates the rich history and beautiful resilience of the many immigrants who call this city home.
ASC is a proud program of the 121-year-old Northwestern University Settlement House, and the title AUGUSTA AND NOBLE refers to the intersection where the Northwestern Settlement resides. The play was first conceived in the Summer of 2011 through a series of story circles conducted with Settlement neighbors. These stories serve as inspiration for AUGUSTA AND NOBLE, which was developed over a period of eighteen months with involvement from the ASC ensemble and West Town residents.
While Adventure Stage remains devoted to telling stories for families and young audiences, AUGUSTA AND NOBLE represents an important step in our organization’s evolution toward more integration of social service delivery and artistic practice.
We ask you to please help fund this project as we finally prepare to introduce it to the world!