Using overhead projectors, paper shadow puppets, actors on camera and live music, award-winning, Chicago-based Manual Cinema’s visually stunning The Magic City tells the story of nine-year-old Philomena, who loves building structures out of books, toys, and other found objects. One day, her older sister and guardian Helen announces that she is engaged to marry, and the two go to live at the mansion of Helen’s fiancé. Left alone and forced to make friends with her stepbrother, Philomena secludes herself in the attic where she builds the biggest miniature city she’s ever made. When the city comes alive, her adventure begins. You won’t want to miss this!
“Making the usually hidden visual tricks visible… is a brilliant way of awakening interest in theatre, puppetry and storytelling for the next generation.”
—Barry Lenny, Broadway World, on Manual Cinema’s The Magic City
SAT. APR 4 | 3:00PM
SAT. APR 4 | 7:00PM
SUN. APR 5 | 1:00PM
SUN. APR 5 | 4:00PM