We all have the chance to be brave. We all have the chance to show our braveness and overcome hard times. For the people who suffer from mental illness, being brave is something they have to do in order to get through every day. On Thursday night 14 people who know mental illness first hand came together to tell their stories of survival in 'This Is My Brave' - a show aimed to erase the stigma that comes with very common illnesses.
We're just ten days away from our Biggest weekend yet with the World Premiere of Nedra Pezold Roberts' Wash, Dry, Fold. Don't miss this award-winning play from the 2015 New Play Fest that tells the compelling story of two sisters who inherit a rundown laundromat and an uncle who's got plenty of problems of his own.
The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) is pleased to announce Chicago Street Theatre/Community Theatre Guild is producing the AACT NewPlayFest winning play, Wash, Dry, Fold by Nedra Pezold Roberts. The world premiere will open May 20 and run through June 4, 2016. Tickets are available at chicagostreet.org or by calling the box office at 219-464-1636. Chicago Street Theatre is located at 154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso, Indiana.
The thing about community theatre is that it’s the community that makes it happen, every bit of it. What many people see are the actors and actresses on the stage, but there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes that not many know about. It takes an entire army of volunteers to get things prepared and kept in motion from the set design to the lighting to the promotion to the music to the sounds and more.
The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation is proud to announce that Valparaiso has been selected to host the Chicagoland This is My Brave live event May 19, 2016. This is My Brave is a live storytelling event where real people tell real stories about their real life mental health issues. Billed as #StorytellingSavesLives, This is My Brave seeks to remove the stigma of mental illness, open a dialog, and create opportunities for people to #LiveBrave and thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health.
Valparaiso High School Drama Club presents VHS Telethon! The scripted “telethon” was, in other words, April Antics 2016! On Friday, April 22, at 7:00 pm in the Valparaiso High School auditorium, talented students took the stage and wowed the audience with a student directed and written talent show, that combined a script with individual acts.
Chicago Street Theatre Brings the Roaring 20s to the Town of Porter with Annual Fundraising Event "Let's Misbehave"
Over ninety years ago prohibition, flappers, and speakeasies existed in the town of Porter. In the days of Capone, secret casinos and bootleggers parties were thrown with extravagance. Taking a note from the past, Chicago Street Theatre brought the era back to life for their annual fundraiser, this year titled “Let's Misbehave”, at the newly renovated Spa Convention and Special Events Center.
Mr. VHS is a time honored tradition at Valparaiso High School, but with this year’s pageant modeled after the country’s current election season 18 senior boys were competing to be crowned President Mr. VHS. Participants were sponsored by their extracurriculars, and represented everything from sports teams to language clubs. The pageant, held on April 2, served as a fundraiser for VHS student council.
April 8 through 23, Chicago Street Theatre invites audiences to travel back to 1960 and the story of two Hollywood giants whose time in the spotlight had faded. Orson's Shadow by Austin Pendleton is based on actual events in the lives of actor, writer, producer, and director, Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier,the hero of the London stage and husband of screen icon, Vivien Leigh. Both men had had achieved their greatest successes by the age of twenty-five and by 1960, each was struggling with the notion that his time for greatness had passed.