Direction book and lyrics by June Finfer, Elizabeth Doyle, composer and lyricist, Ryan Brewster, music director
Theater Three
Chicago Writers' Bloc
Visiting Company

DREAM CITY is the story of Chicago in a Gilded Age not unlike today, when immigrants, women, and minorities fight for inclusion in an economy controlled by the wealthy. The 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition World’s Fair seemed to offer all Chicagoans opportunities for participation, visibility, and jobs, from the architects who design it to the workers who build it. The music reflects the 1890s, when Ragtime, Marches, Ballads, Barbershop Quartets and Art Songs were all the rage. Characters include activist Ida B. Wells, socialite Bertha Palmer, architects Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, and John Root; entrepreneur Sol Bloom, and assassin Eugene Patrick Prendergast. Come visit the Fair!

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes with intermission

There is no late seating available for this production.

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