You know that your kids are off school on Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King Day, right? So what's the plan? Don't worry, I've got one for you -- and it is educational! And free!
On Monday, January 21, 2013, Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) invites families to meet Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddyat the Chase Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn St. in downtown Chicago. Curtis is visiting Chicago for the opening weekend of Chicago Children's Theatre's newest production, a live stage adaptation of his book Bud, Not Buddy. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet Curtis, one of the most prolific African American writers of contemporary children's literature today and author of the only book to win both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award. This free event includes a Q&A with Curtis introduced by Chicago Children's Theatre Artistic Director Jacqueline Russell, co-moderated by Talia Garg (12) and Olivia Garg (10). Curtis will meet fans and sign books after the discussion.
Admission is complimentary for this Chicago Children's Theatre Community Event, but reservations are required. Please rsvp at chicagochildrenstheatre.org/
If you aren't able to make this event, note that performances of Bud, Not Buddy run Jan. 12-Feb. 24, 2013 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Single tickets start at $20. To purchase, visit chicagochildrenstheatre.org or call (872) 222-9555.