4/23/2022 to 5/22/2022

Carmela Full of Wishes

Chicago Children's Theatre
100 S. Racine Avenue
Chicago 60607
(773) 227-0180x321

It’s Carmela’s birthday, and her wish has already come true–she’s finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. On their way to the laundromat, past fields of what Mamí calls “flores de cempazuchitl,” Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its puffy white fluff away, her brother asks, “did you even make a wish?” If only she can think of just the right wish to make.

Full of touching and funny fantasies, the book, and now the play, portrays Carmela’s migrant community as a vibrant place of possibility. Join families from all over the city for this moving ode to family, to dreamers, and to finding hope in the most unexpected places.

Time: Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30AM and 12:30PM

Cost: $37

Ages: All ages


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