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Take Flight Program at Peirce
Fourth graders perform their own works on the Raven Stage.
Take Flight Program at Raven Theater Benefits Peirce Students


A theatre class helps children learn to articulate their emotions, express themselves through performance and learn to work as a collaborative team.   Each year all Peirce 4th graders get the opportunity to work with the Raven Theatre in a 10-week program which ends in a performance on the Raven Theatre stage.


The Take Flight program provides students with an opportunity to learn the basic principles and disciplines of theatre, and to use theatre tools as a means of improving life skills.  The Take Flight program  provides Chicago Public School students with the excitement of what is often their first exposure to the theatre and the first step toward a life-long interest in theatre arts.


A video about the Raven Theatre's TAKE FLIGHT program: 

Take Flight is at area schools, including Peirce, Hayt, Stone Scholastic, Senn and Sullivan:

School Partnerships  


Each year Peirce PSO hosts a benefit for this program,  this year we will see:  


Dividing the Estate
By Horton Foote
Friday, February 20, 2015 
Time:  Show begins at 7:30, House opens at 7:00 
Location: Raven Theatre
6751 N. Clark St.  / Clark St. & Granville Ave.
Tickets: $26  Buy them online here.
(discount of $11 from the face-value)
Play description:

The comedy-drama focuses on the members of a wealthy Texas family whose fortunes have declined and who are debating whether or not to divide the remainder of the family's estate while their octogenarian matriarch Stella is still alive. Raven's production will be the first Chicago staging of Foote's last new play to be presented on Broadway.



The New York Times' Ben Brantley called the play "deeply funny" and said "Mr. Foote's authorial gaze is focused with satiric sharpness while retaining its elegiac sense of life's transience."  



 David Rooney of Variety said "The Chekhovian intrusion of past upon present, the melancholy acknowledgement of a world in decline, the gentle but tart humor, the clear-eyed compassion tinged with despair - these qualities remind us why the 91-year-old playwright remains such a distinctively expressive voice in contemporary American drama."   


Horton Foote is an American treasure, among his credits include the screenplay for the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird. He was recently celebrated at the Goodman Theatre with an entire festival dedicated to his works - don't miss this return to the stage!  


Please forward this email to friends, family and neighbors who enjoy theatre - they can see this wonderful production and support our school! 
This is an adult-only program.
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