Shadow Town (a stageplay about sex trafficking in Chicago)

Let's go see a play!

Shadow Town, a stageplay about sex trafficking in Chicago, will be at The Den Theater! I'm planning on attending both Saturday, Oct. 19th or Saturday, November 2nd at 7pm, as these are the nights sponsored by The Dreamcatcher Foundation's, a street rescue and recovery organization for Chicago sex trafficked girls and women. Each performance includes a local celebrity and a musical performance, so it'll make for a unique theater experience! It'd be great to meetup with a few of you to check this play out! Part of proceeds benefit SA PROMISE program, Anne's House and The Dreamcatcher Foundation. (This play will run from October 10th- November 17th.)

DID YOU KNOW...the average age of a sex trafficked child is 11 years old? Sex trafficking is a $32 billion dollar illegal business, the second largest in the world. Once a child is trafficked, their survival rate is 7 years. Did you know there are 16,000 children in our city, suburbs and collar counties sexually exploited in the commercial sex trade? Sex trafficked children live in a nightmare, 365 days a year.

Her Story Theater's SHADOW TOWN, written and directed by Mary Bonnett, is a 90 minute original stage play, based on Mary's dozens of interviews of people involved with sex trafficking in Chicago. Eleven actors perform various roles, reflecting the lives of 4 sex trafficked girls in the Chicagoland area, Samantha from Naperville, Marisol from Humboldt Park, Tatiana from the Westside, and Ling Ling from China.

By purchasing a ticket, you will not only learn more about this important cause and enjoy a complete theater experience, but you will also join us in the fight to end it while giving kids their lives back. There is limited seating in the theater, so purchase your tickets before these days sell out! I really want you to be there! :-)

Here is the link to purchase and for more information:
http://herstorytheatershadowtown.brownpapertickets.com/

If joining us does not fit into your schedule, but you would still like to support this cause, please feel free to donate to The Dreamcatcher Foundation at www.thedreamcatcherfoundation.org.

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  • Tye J.

    Can't wait to see you guys tonight! I'll be greeting at the door, so please say hi and let me know you're with Chicago Meetup! And if you hate paying for parking as much as I do, you're in luck... :-)

    The Den Theater
    1333 N Milwaukee
    Parking: we are grateful to Frank Massolini of Salvation Army/Anne's House who has secured parking on a first come, first serve basis for about 50 spots... Corner of Paulina & Milwaukee. We have Shadow Town parking signs posted all over, plus a parking lot helper standing on the corner of Paulina & Milwaukee who will give you a permit to put on your dashboard when you park.

    See you tonight! :-)

    October 19, 2013

  • Andrew M.

    Hi, thanks for posting this! I work in Wicker Park and am working with the organizations mentioned here on an app about this topic and our free release party is Sunday, October 27th 6:30pm at Paperish Mess at Chicago Ave and Damen Ave in Wicker/Ukrainian Village . For more information, check out http://www.andymartha.com/releaseparty
    Hope to see people at both!

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • farzan

    Hi

    1 · October 6, 2013

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