The performance group known as the Waltzing Mechanics creates original theatrical works out of conversations with real Chicago commuters. For EL Stories, they've taken mass-transit stories from a variety of Windy City citizens from various backgrounds and neighborhoods and turned them into one fun and creative EL ride that explores how Chicagoans interact as a community. This long-running documentary-style show at Greenhouse Theater Center changes it up by riffing off different themes and by taking the latest transit tales direct from audience members and performing them live on stage.
The performance contains strong language and adult themes. Parental discretion is advised.
EL Stories runs approximately one hour. For more information on the theme of each show, click here.
Adapted from original interviews by the Waltzing Mechanics
Directed by Eric Loughlin