Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival presents 8 plays in 8 weeks, showcasing a strong cross section of Chicago's rich off-Loop theater community. Manual Cinema presents Lula del Ray based on original text by Brendan Hill; Created by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, and Julia Miller. This feature-length shadow play is performed with overhead projectors, shadow puppets, actors in silhouette, live music and almost entirely without dialogue. A lonely adolescent girl, Lula del Ray, lives with her mother on the outskirts of a vast radio telescope array. When Lula discovers a soulful country music duo on the radio, she leaves home and enters a world of danger and deception to find them. Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of a classic coming-of-age story.
Family friendly - recommended for ages 10 and up.
Saturday, June 29 Programming:
Pre-Show, 6:30pm ? 7:15pm:
Immerse yourself in the environments from Lula del Ray through visual art installations, while listening to a live band inspired by the music of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline.
Post-Show: 9pm ? 10pm:
Audiences are invited to stay for this audio-visual extravaganza, featuring a performance by Maren Celeste (the voice of Lula) and live art on overhead projectors.