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A message from Kelly Ann, the drama momma:

Hi Everyone:

The Corcoran School’s production of One Thousand Paper Cranes is a world premiere, designed and performed by the Performance Ensemble class. This is a lovely story told by talented and dedicated home schooled students. Please join us.

Matinees:

May 15th & 16th at Noon

Chicago Dramatists 1105 W. Chicago Ave

All Seats $5

Running Time, 45 Minutes

Special Benefit Event and Show

Monday May 19th

6:30PM: Origami Folding, Kabuki Mask Decorating, Maki Rolling and Refreshments

7PM: ONE VOICE a fairytale told in mask and poem followed directly by One Thousand Paper Cranes

8PM: After Party and Celebration

Comedy Sportz Theater, 929 West Belmont

Proceeds go to The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Corcoran School

$10 tickets

One Thousand Paper Cranes is the story of Sadako Sasaki, who was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on her home city, Hiroshima. She survived the bombing and grew to be an exceptional athlete and student. At the age of 11 she was diagnosed with leukemia. Her tireless struggle against her illness was an inspiration to all who knew her. She folded paper cranes putting her faith in the Japanese legend that if a sick person folds one thousand paper cranes they will be made well again. At the time of her death she was folding cranes only slight larger than a grain of rice. Though her cranes did not bring her wellness they did bring inspiration to those around her. Her classmates raised funds to have a monument to Sadako erected in Hiroshima Peace Park. At the foot of her statue is the inscription, “This is our cry, This is our prayer, Peace in the world.” Every year, literally millions of paper cranes are laid at the base of this monument as a plea for peace and a remembrance of the horrors of nuclear warfare. The Paper Crane is now an internationally recognized symbol of peace and Sadako Sasaki’s story has been told and retold in poem, song, prose and theater.

For tickets, reservations and more info please call 773-384-8818 or visit the Corcoran School of Theater Arts.

The whole family is welcome. Children 6 and over will likely get the most out of the performance. If you want to bring a younger child you are welcome to do so. You will be seated with aisle access in you need a quick escape. The performance is 45 minutes long.

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