EDGE Youth Theater presents: A Steampunk Christmas Carol

What: EDGE Youth Theater presents:

A Steampunk Christmas Carol


4210 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL  60618
When: Saturday December 20th at 11:30am
Sunday December 21st at 11:30am
Sunday December 21st at 5:00pm
How much: Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Seating is very limited, it is advised tickets are purchased in advance

EDGE Theater 2015 classes and productions

The Princess Bride

In a brand new adaptation of an EDGE favorite, we bring this modern classic back to the stage! join your favorite heroes, Wesley, Buttercup, Fezzick and Inigo as they battle Count Rugen and army of ROUS’s and the evil Prince Humperdinck!  This promises to be the most epic version of this show yet.
Ages: 6-18
Min/Max: 20/40
Days/Time: Monday 10:00am-12:00pm
Seldom Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30am
Weeks: 11weeks January 12, 2015-March 25, 2015
Location: Mondays Cornservatory 4210 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
Wednesdays small group of certain actors will meet at Orion’s apartment 5805 N Ridge, Chicago, IL
Tech Dates: Wednesday March 18, 2015 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday March 22, 2015 (Principles only) 12:00pm-4:00pm
Show Dates: Sunday March 22, 2015 6:00pm
Monday March 23, 2015 1:00pm
Monday March 23, 2015 7:00pm
Tuesday March 24, 2015 1:00pm
Wednesday March 25, 2015 1:00pm
Cost: $150
The Wand and the Sword- Stage Combat Class in Wizard Duels
A unique stage combat class, mixing the verbiage of out favorite teenage wizard and the deadliest sword Europe ever used.  Delicate and sophisticated movements bring intricacy and a sense of danger to the actor and audience.  Using handmade, exquisite wands from out very own Ms. Gallagher, we will stupefy, expliaramus, and coupe each other in dynamic scenes!
Ages: 10-18 (unless special instructor permission is given)
Min/Max: 4/14
Day/Time: Monday 12:15pm-1:30pm
Weeks: 9 weeks January 12, 2015-March 9, 2015
Location: Cornservatory 4210 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
Cost: $135
Acting for the Modern Musical
Our second class in our goal to bring the music back to EDGE!  A classic scene study class exploring the modern musical.  Shrek, Rent and Wicked!  Expect to learn and perform in the class but worry not about a final performance in front of any audience, the last day is for the class only, not the public.  The final two weeks of class you will be working with a “director in training” under out staff supervision or our regular killer staff.  The final class will be videoed for parents.  As an added bonus you may choose to perform with he Lottery on all three shows or just one show.
Ages: 6-16
Min/Max: 4/14
Day/Time: Monday 2:00pm-3:30pm
Weeks: 9 weeks January 12, 2015-March 9, 2015
Location: Cornservatory 4210 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
Cost: $135
The Lottery
Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery is a memorable and terrifying masterpiece, filed by a tension that creeps up on you slowly without any clear indication of why.  This is just a downfall of people, after all, choosing their numbers for the annual lottery.  What’s there to be scared of?  Due to late rehearsals, perfect for our traditionally Schooled friends to join us.
Ages: 12-18 (the show does require 3 younger actors 7-9, smaller sized actors who are serious about being in a drama should e-mail Rick gwfrolson@gmail.com) If there are not enough teens we will supplement with adult actors.
Min/Max: 10/20
Day/Time: Monday 4:00pm-5:30pm
Occasional select scenes rehearse Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm
Weeks: 10 weeks January 12, 2015-March 18, 2015
Location: Monday Cornservatory 4210 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
Wednesday Orion’s apartment 5805 N Ridge, Chicago, IL
Cost: $135
Tech Dates: Wednesday March 11, 2015 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday March 15, 2015 10:00am-2:00pm
Show Dates: Sunday March 15, 2015 4:00pm
Monday March 16, 2015 7:00pm
Wednesday March 18, 2015 7:00pm
Directing Theory
This academic class explores the tools and techniques of directing.  Using a text book (gasp) and active lecture, you will learn the challenges and satisfactions of a job well done.  Nine weeks on independent work as a class and the final two weeks meet on Mondays with Acting for the Musical directing a scene from a major show.
Ages: 10-18
Min/Max: 2/6
Day/Time: Wednesday 12:00pm-1:30pm
Two Monday Classes 2:00pm-3:30pm
Weeks: 9 weeks Wednesdays January 14, 2015-March 11, 2015
2 weeks Monday March 2, 2015 & March 9, 2015
Location: Wednesday Orion’s apartment 5805 N Ridge, Chicago, IL
Monday – Cornservatory 4210 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
Cost: $135
Tech Ninja: Let’s Go Medieval
Build the fire-swamp, paint a castle and create ROUS’s. We will be adding a lot of detail on the a pre build design and every moment matters!  This class takes the utmost focus and dedication!
Ages: 10-18
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:00pm-3:30pm (with a few extra days we will attend all tech and performances of The Princess Bride)
Weeks: 11 weeks January 12, 2015-March 25, 2015
Location: Orion’s apartment 5805 N Ridge, Chicago, IL
Cost: $135
Starwars D-n-D styles RPG
It is a time of unrest.  The celebrations of the destruction of the second Death Star still ring in the galaxy’s ears, but there is a threat lurking.  A relic that could summon a massive amount of Sith Lords and the New Republic can’t spare the troops to go after it.  It’s up to you, a rag tag group to hunt it down at all cost.  Generate a character and play the role in saving the known universe, you are our only hope.  This is part one i a multiple session campaign.  Great for experienced players or newbies! Players may carry over from last session or generate new ones!
Ages: 8-18
Day/Time: Wednesday 3:45pm-5:30pm
Weeks: 9 weeks January 14, 2015-March 11, 2015
Location: Orion’s apartment 5805 N Ridge, Chicago, IL
Cost: $135


Holiday Mother’s Tea

Hello ladies,

All are invited to Holiday Mothers Tea!

Sunday December 14, 2-4:30
see yahoo group for address

We’ll enjoy yummy snacks and tea by the fire, maybe a glass of wine…. You do not need to bring anything unless you feel like it-

As in years past we will do a “treat yourself” gift exchange. If you’d like to participate please bring a wrapped gift of something that you like to treat yourself with, spend no more than $7. Could be a fave lip balm, lotion or cozy pair of socks- whatever YOU enjoy. Then we’ll do a grab bag and all will go home with a treat.

Tea is for Mothers only, nursing babies welcome. We do have animals in our house- two dogs and a cat (though hopefully the rowdy puppy will be out for a nice long romp somewhere else…)

Please come if you can- RSVP is helpful but not mandatory-

looking forward to kicking off the holidays with the ladies!

Lori Upchurch

BOOMbox December 10

What: BOOMbox provides tools and inspiration focusing on a different theme every few months. Through February, we’re featuring everything you need for fabrication and rapid prototyping–3D printers, a vinyl cutter, Arduino Inventor Kits, and more.

Who: kids in grades 5-8 (ages 10-14),

When: December 10th, from 10am to 12pm.

Alternate activities for children younger than 10 may be provided.

Where: Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street Skokie, 60077.

The BOOMbox is located in Youth Services near the Junior High Area.

Additional information:

While in the space, kids are encouraged to design for the 3D printers, Eggbot Pro, and vinyl cutter on provided tablets equipped with Bluetooth mice and keyboards. When designs are ready, a staff member will setup the equipment and execute the design. Kids may not directly interact with the 3D printers, vinyl cutter, or Eggbot Pro. We’ll also set up two 3Doodlers (handheld 3D printing pens) and two Arduino Inventor Kits, which can be used by kids with minimal staff involvement.

Library is providing supplies with restrictions. 3D print jobs exceeding 30 minutes will follow a cost structure of $1 for each additional 30 minutes increment, with a maximum of 2 hours. Vinyl designs are limited to 4 inches x 4 inches with a selection of colors to choose from. One ping pong ball, golf ball, or plastic egg will be provided for Eggbot Pro designs. All designs are executed at the discretion of the staff member.

This and further information about the BOOMbox can be found at http://www.boombox.ask.libraryh3lp. com.