11/16/2011 to 12/31/2011

The Christmas Schooner

The Mercury Theatre
3745 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago
(773) 325-1700

November 16 - December 31. Performances Wednesdays at 3:00 and 7:30; Thursdays at 7:30; Fridays at 7:30; Saturdays at 3:00 and 7:30; Sundays at 3:00.

The whole family will enjoy this heart-warming story of the first Christmas tree ship, and the people who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit.

THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER is based on a beloved Chicago story. The ‘Rouse Simmons’, a Great Lakes schooner was known as “The Christmas Tree Ship.” Its captain risked life and limb to transport fir trees from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Chicago's German immigrants during the late 19th century. A timely and stirring tale of love and loss, THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER reminds us of tradition, and our responsibility to celebrate the living while honoring our heritage.

Time: Times vary.

Cost:

Ages: Families


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