About the Show
X-Marks the Spot is a play presented with sounds and voices, and with touchable and scented props. A low-light setting and/or the use of blindfolds gently encourages audience members not to rely on their senses of sight, but instead to tune-in to their other four senses to experience EST, “Extra Sensory Theatre.” EST aims to give children insight into what it is like to encounter the world as a person who is blind or low vision.
Following up on her successful Red Kite Project productions for children with autism, and informed by her work with LV students at Otis Elementary School, Jacqueline Russell drew inspiration for this new production from a Victorian children’s novel by E. Nesbit, “Five Children & It.” X-Marks tells the clever and funny story of a family of young adventurers who discover a mischievous wishing fairy in the sand—only to learn the old adage, “be careful what you wish for.”
Access Weekend for X-Marks the Spot will be Sunday, February 10. We will offer sensory friendly performances at both 10:30am and 12:30pm. A quiet room and family restroom will be available.
Chicago Children’s Theatre: The Station
Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
100 South Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60607
Getting to the Theatre and Parking
Chicago Children’s Theatre is conveniently located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, minutes from I90 and I290, as well as downtown and Ashland Ave.
We are happy to offer free onsite parking at The Station on the south side of the building, entering from Racine Ave. Additional parking is also available in the following locations:
– Impark parking lot, located at 1301 West Madison Street
– On-street parking, metered at $2/hour, 3 hour maximum
Please see the map below for specific directions to Chicago Children’s Theatre.