Waltzing Mechanics

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NEWS: 'EL Stories: Heroes' Flies in for Fall



CHICAGO – Carry the Summer blockbusters into Fall with a night of local superheroes in the twenty-second edition of 'EL Stories' entitled 'Heroes'. Full of Chicago saviors to rival the Hollywood action films, this edition was the idea of Sara Sawicki, the director and adaptation writer of 'Heroes'.

"Big moments of danger," says Sawicki, "or small moments of kindness that just may have saved someone's day. This edition of 'EL Stories' is an exploration of those moments. I found, as I collected stories, that so many of these moments go un-celebrated, so I wanted to take few moments to toast some public transit protectors: flawed, triumphant, totally unsuccessful, quirky and everything in between."

Upcoming productions for the Waltzing Mechanics include 'EL Stories: Holiday Train' and a co-production of Danielle Pinnock's 'Body/Courage' with Rivendell Theatre. Student and industry tickets, as well as codes for discounts, are available for 'EL Stories' fans for continuously supporting the series.

'EL Stories: Heroes’ features Clara Flaherty, Natalya Grabavoy, John Ham, Noor Hamdi, Sabrina Harms, Amber Hugee, Katie Incardona, Khloe Janel, Hannah Williams, and David Zallis.

Running the 11:00 pm route on Saturday nights at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave) from September 5th until November 21st, ‘EL Stories: Heroes’ tickets are $20 general admission and are available in advance at greenhousetheater.org or 773-404-7336.

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, Publicist, 312-714-2233 jdostergaard@waltzingmechanics.org

Waltzing Mechanics presents 'EL Stories'

Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. September 5, 2015 - November 21, 2015

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