Waltzing Mechanics

Chicago's Home for Documentary Theatre

News: 25th Edition of 'EL Stories' Gets 'Tunnel Vision'


Waltzing Mechanics announces casting and dates for EL Stories: Tunnel Vision Directed by Mary Patchell Chicago's ongoing documentary show celebrating its 25th iteration CHICAGO - April 6th, 2016 - Waltzing Mechanics announces the title and casting for their latest round of EL Stories - Tunnel Vision, directed by Mary Patchell. Exploring the moments of connection in a culture of isolation, EL Stories: Tunnel Vision asks the question, what happens when we let down our walls? With stories ranging from the unique ways that our city deals with the weather, strange comforts found on our morning commutes, and interacting with fabulous individuals for the first time, EL Stories: Tunnel Vision presents a wholly and uniquely Chicagoan experience of commuting and viewing the world.

"The CTA typically finds commuters completely absorbed in their own worlds, using every tactic we know to avoid interaction with the people we share our commute with," says director Patchell. "I wanted to take a look at some moments where people have been forced to take a step outside of their protective bubbles. Connect, feel for, and see something different in their fellow man."

EL Stories: Tunnel Vision features Torey Adkins, Tarina Bradshaw, Jennifer Cheung, Kristen McCabe, Aaron Rabkin, Emma Sharp, Zach Tabor, PJ Walker, Gabrielle Wilson, and Ashley Yates.

EL Stories: Tunnel Vision runs through June 18th at the Greenhouse Theater Center located at 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue beginning at 10:30 p.m. Run time is approximately 60 minutes. Tickets are on sale now for $20 at greenhousetheater.org or by calling 773-404-7336. Student and industry tickets are available for $10. For more information, visit our website at waltzingmechanics.org.

ABOUT WALTZING MECHANICS Waltzing Mechanics creates original documentary theater inspired by real people telling stories about their lives. Using methods of performance ethnography, we facilitate dialogues among our audiences and within our communities.

Upcoming productions for the Waltzing Mechanics include an original documentary play following the Romanov family through the fall of imperial Russia, scheduled for Fall 2016.

For further information or to request press tickets, please contact:

J.D. Ostergaard, Event Coordinator 312.714.2233 - jdostergaard@waltzingmechanics.org or Bob Prescott, Marketing Coordinator 219.263.3666 - bprescott@waltzingmechanics.org