Waltzing Mechanics

Chicago's Home for Documentary Theatre

NEWS: 'EL Stories: Holiday Train' Returns and Adds Friday Night Shows



CHICAGO – Deck the train with lights and ribbon; 'Tis the season o' scented cinnamon. With carols blaring loud as ever; Riding home's a strange endeavor.

'EL Stories: Holiday Train' returns to the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave) on November 28th at 11:00 pm. Shows have been added on Friday nights due to popular demand and will run until January 9th.

"Not everyone has had the opportunity to experience the Holiday Train in Chicago," explains director Carinne Uslar. "As one of those commuters who has never had the luck to stumble upon the magical Holiday Train, I decided instead to share stories emulating the spirit of the season, but happen year round. Sometimes we forget that all EL rides have the potential to be filled with magic, sunshine, and happiness."

'EL Stories: Holiday Train’ features Zach Bundy, Melinda Deamon, Brian Gore, Katie Medford, Kat Moraros, JT Nagle, Nicola Rinow, Jackie Seijo, Lisa Stran, and Brian Tochterman. Running November 28th to January 9th on the 11:00 pm route Friday and Saturday nights, tickets are $20 general admission and are available in advance at greenhousetheater.org or by calling 773-404-7336. Student and industry tickets are available. There will be no performances on Christmas Day, December 26th, or New Years Day.

Upcoming productions for the Waltzing Mechanics include a co-production of Danielle Pinnock's 'Body/Courage' with Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in January and an original documentary play that examines the fall of the last tsar of Russia through a contemporary lens, tentatively scheduled for Fall of 2016.

Waltzing Mechanics creates original theatrical works inspired by real people telling stories about their lives. Using methods of performance ethnography, we facilitate dialogue among our audiences and within our communities.

For more information or to request press tickets, please contact: J.D. Ostergaard, Event and Media Coordinator 312.714.2233 - jdostergaard@waltzingmechanics.org

Waltzing Mechanics presents 'EL Stories: Holiday Train'

Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. November 28, 2015 - January 9, 2016 No show on December 25th, December 26th or January 1st.

Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60614

$20 general admission. Advance tickets at greenhousetheater.org or 773-404-7336.

Running time is approximately 60 minutes.