SWITCHBOARD

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When

Feb 2 – Feb 10, 2024
Days and times vary.

Where

The Neo-Futurists
5153 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Cost

$15/ticket suggested

THIS EVENT IS PRESENTED BY ILLINOIS HUMANITIES grantee PARTNERS Sivan Spector & Annie Share.

Join us for SWITCHBOARD a new show about missed calls and connections, losing, and forgetting.

SWITCHBOARD is a Neo-Futurist puppetry show exploring themes of memory and communication through the lens of the S.S. Eastland disaster. The Eastland was a passenger ship commissioned to transport Western Electric laborers and their families to a company picnic on July 24, 1915. Without ever leaving the dock, the Eastland mysteriously capsized downtown in the Chicago River, resulting in the deaths of 844 passengers and crew members.

Showtimes      Purchase your tickets

  • Friday, February 2, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 9, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
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More about SWITCHBOARD

  • Run time: 60 minutes
  • Created by Annie Share & Sivan Spector
  • Directed by Anna Gelman
  • Sound and light design by Spencer Meeks

Venue COVID-19 Policy

  • Mandatory mask-wearing while on premises
  • Foregoing attendance if you or a member of your household is experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms
  • Assuming all risks including risks related to exposure to COVID-19 at a live event

Learn more at neofuturists.org/health-safety.

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