X-Marks the Spot

X-Marks the Spot

January 22 - February 24, 2019

Conceived and directed by Jacqueline Russell
Music and sound by Paris Ray Dozier

About the Show | Meet the Team | Access Weekend | ReviewsVenue

About the Show
X-Marks the Spot is an interactive experience with sounds and voices, and  touchable and scented props. A low-light setting and/or the use of blindfolds gently encourages audience members not to rely on their sense 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 draws 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.”

*If you have special seating accommodations, please inform the Box Office 72 hours before your performance.

Meet the Team
Jacqueline Russell: Concept and Director
Paris Ray Dozier: Music and Sound

Access Weekend
Access Weekend for X-Marks the Spot will be Sunday, February 10. We will offer a sensory friendly performance at 11:30am. A quiet room and family restroom will be available.

For more information about access and inclusion at CCT, please visit our Accessibility page, or contact the Access department at access@chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

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.


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