Interactive Theatrical Experience Caters Exclusively to Young People on the Autism Spectrum
In Edith Nesbit’s novel The Story of the Treasure Seekers, six young siblings work together to help their father restore a depleted family fortune. Setting out on numerous brave endeavors, the children uncover excitement, mystery, and stronger friendships among one another.
From this month through the first week of April, young people on the autism spectrum will have the chance to recreate The Story of the Treasure Seekers through Red Kite Treasure Adventure – an interactive theatrical experience featuring live music and plenty of sensory moments. Inspired by characters from the novel, the curious Oswald and his bright brothers and sisters will come to life with the help of young people with autism. Audience members will watch the children take on the roles of explorers and as they search to replace a priceless family heirloom. Red Kite Treasure Adventure is presented by the Chicago Children’s Theatre. This intimate production provides a safe environment for young people with autism and their families to make new connections and discoveries.
Red Kite Treasure Adventure runs from March 16 through April 18 at The Station, located at 100 S. Racine Ave. in Chicago. Ticket prices are PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN. The suggested donation is $10 per person. Each performance is limited to an audience of 10 children, each accompanied by a parent or guardian. A limited number of additional observers, including other parents, siblings, etc., may be accommodated for.
Get your tickets for this one-of-a-kind experience here. If you are interested in bringing a group to attend The Red Kite Treasure Adventure, please contact Jamie Abelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (773) 208-5533.
Here’s an additional note from our friends at CCT: “Don’t forget, Camp Red Kite is a summer arts camp tailored specifically to the unique interests and needs of children on the autism spectrum. Camp runs August 7-25, 2017. Please contact Alex Mauney at email@example.com or at 773-277-0180 x322 with any questions. Learn more and register for both today at ChicagoChildrensTheatre.org.”