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Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum
July 13, 6:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2019
Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes.
All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance.
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON
July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Hans Christian Andersen and his delightful and unexpected traveling companions, are spirited to the woods, to tell his most engaging stories. Through fast-paced action, the audience becomes part of an intimate, hilarious re-imagining of some of the world’s most beloved fairy tales.
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
What happens when Alice is whisked away from her gardens, back into the fantasy land Through the Looking Glass? Alice meets unfamiliar characters like the Pudding, the Fawn and the White Queen, and reacquaints herself with some we all know and love, finding fresh adventures to explore. Get swept away, down the rabbit hole, in this classic story, told with new twists and turns.
HOLMES AND WATSON’S MYSTERY OF THE WOODS
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
Think you know Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson? In a world-premiere adaptation, the clever female descendants of the beloved characters, find themselves drawn into the woods, through intrigue and danger, with a brand-new mystery to solve. Hearken back and lean forward into a contemporary take on the famous mysteries, penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
*Fall weekends are popular days for visitation. Please allow up to 45 minutes to park and get to where the hike commences (Thornhill Shelter, Parking Lot 21).
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