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Pop-Up Magazine: The Escape Issue
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:30PM

Athenaeum Main Stage
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Lobby level
Chicago, IL 60657
Lincoln, Wellington and Southport
CTA Bus #9; Brown Line Wellington Stop

Performance lasts 1 hour 45 minutes; no intermission. Doors open one hour before show. While open to audience members of all ages, content is catered to adults. All transactions final. No refunds. Late seating at discretion of House Manager.

Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, Aug. 20th at 1:00pm CT.

Pop-Up Magazine is a touring “live magazine” show, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. Contributors tell vivid, new, multimedia stories accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, and an original score performed onstage by our musical collaborators, Magik*Magik Orchestra.

This fall, Pop-Up Magazine is heading on its first themed tour: The Escape Issue – produced in collaboration with our sister publication, The California Sunday Magazine . We could all use a little escape. From politics. From the past. From hostile countries and climate change. From the Internet. From negativity. Maybe even from ourselves. Join us for an immersive night of storytelling devoted to escapes big and small, daring and mundane, physical and mental.

Past contributors include bestselling authors (Michael Pollan, Alice Walker, Susan Orlean), award-winning documentary filmmakers (Ava DuVernay, Alex Gibney, Barry Jenkins), prominent radio and podcast producers (Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Kelly McEvers), renowned photographers (Larry Sultan, Alec Soth, Katy Grannan), musicians and actors (Beck, Kumail Nanjiani, Sasheer Zamata), as well as a wide, eclectic group of emerging media makers.

We end the night gathered around the bar, performers and audience together. And nothing goes online after—you have to be there to see it.

“A sensation” — The New York Times
“Beautiful” — Los Angeles Times
“Highbrow/Brilliant” — New York Magazine
“Consistently one of the most inspiring, hilarious, and thought-provoking theatrical performances.—Thrillist

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