Pivot Arts presents The Persephone Pageant
An Earth Day Performance Celebration
Created by Tria Smith and Jessica Thebus
with Performances by Walkabout Theater and… YOU!

Senn High School Front Lawn
5900 N. Glenwood Avenue
Saturday April 27

Join us at 12pm to be IN the pageant (Everyone is Welcome!!)

Join us at 1pm to watch the pageant!!

(Rain Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church 1500 W. Elmdale)

Taking place after the 48th Ward Clean-Up Sponsored by Alderman Osterman with Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project and neighborhood groups.

On the beautiful grounds of Senn High School, we will celebrate the arrival of Spring with an Earth Day Pageant Spectacle! The Pageant tells the story of the Young Earth Spirit of Edgewater, and how she is swept away from her mother by the Mighty Trash Monsters—when the spirit of Justice finally arrives, all the birds of the world join in to rescue her.

Celebrate Edgewater in the Spring with music and a performance! Bring a blanket and/or chairs!!

The Persephone Pageant is created by professional theater artists who use spectacle, puppetry, music and other genres as part of their work. Community groups have created elements of the pageant and EVERYONE is welcome to come and be a part of it. If you would like to participate, just show up at NOON at Senn High School’s front lawn 5900 N. Glenwood and you will get instruction and a brief rehearsal. If you would just like to watch the pageant, come at 1pm. The performance lasts about one hour. If it’s raining hard, everyone should come to Immanuel Lutheran at 1500 W. Elmdale!

Participating Community Groups Include:

Alderman Osterman and the 48th Ward Office
Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project
Edgewater Village
Families Together Cooperative Nursery School
Girl Forward
Green Scene Chicago
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Rickover Naval Academy’s Marching Band
Rogers Park Montessori School
Senn High School

Other Earth Day Events:

At 2:30pm on April 27, come to the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library for an Earth Day discussion, “From Paris to Edgewater and Beyond!” with Edgewater resident Luis Gast, retired faculty professor, engineer and environmentalist and George Tully from Citizens Climate Lobby as they explain basic concepts of climate change.