Dive even deeper into the world of the play with the Lookingglass REFLECT Series! This specially-curated series of post-show conversations and panels offers audiences an opportunity to think, hear, and talk about the performance they just experienced. Come hear in-the-field experts offer their insights on the show’s themes and leading artists give a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Lookingglass creative process.
REFLECT post-show discussions are free and open to the public, and take place directly following the 2PM matinee on select Sundays at Lookingglass Theatre.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
Adventures in Visual Storytelling
Lookingglass has long used physical movement and spectacle as part of our storytelling vocabulary. What influences have played a role in shaping this style, and what other visual storytelling tools—dance, puppetry, and film—are currently on view on stages in Chicago and nationwide?
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
Master Storytellers, Then and Now
Hans Christian Andersen wrote some of the world’s best-known and most-loved fairy tales, including The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, and many more. What were Andersen’s secret ingredients for cooking up successful stories? What contemporary storytellers have similarly successful recipes?
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
Not Just a Fairy Tale
Storytelling is a universal trait across the globe, and children’s stories in particular open a window into a culture’s humor, priorities, and values: some are ridiculous, some scary, some offer moral instruction, still others combine all these and more. What does children’s literature today tell us about ourselves, and what can we learn from children’s stories elsewhere?
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
Behind the Scenes
Join us for a conversation with the artists behind the production, as designers, composers, and members of the cast talk about the journey from the kernel of an idea to the dazzling display of spectacle, movement, and music.