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Emerald City Theatre presents
The Name Jar
A Newcomer. A Name. A Place to Belong.


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

Recommended for ages 3+. Performance lasts 45 minutes with no intermission. Children under 2 are free, but must sit on a guardian's lap.

Adapted from the book “The Name Jar” by Yangsook Choi
Published by Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright 2011 by Yangsook Choi. All rights reserved.
Adapted for the stage by Sue Pak
Directed by Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone
For ages 3+

When a young girl immigrates to the U.S., she realizes her name tells a big story! Though Unhei’s name means “grace” in Korean, she feels anything but graceful as she learns to navigate her new home. The good news: Her new friends are welcoming and fun! The difficult news: They struggle to pronounce her name. Unhei decides it might be helpful to choose something more familiar to them. Enter the Name Jar: Unhei’s peers fill a glass container with names like “Daisy” and “Susie.” But, she quickly realizes that her name is a part of her identity in this world-premiere production. Based on the award-winning book by Yangsook Choi, The Name Jar is a sweet, bilingual show that explores Korean traditions while audiences sing, speak, and dance along!
Emerald City Theatre presents
The Name Jar
A Newcomer. A Name. A Place to Belong.
Friday, May 1, 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 |
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Sunday, May 17, 2020
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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