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Setting the Stage: Objects of Chicago Theatre

  • Design Museum of Chicago Expo 72 72 East Randolph Street Chicago, IL, 60601 United States (map)

Design in theatre can take many forms, including costumes, lights, sound, props, and sets, among countless other examples. Setting the Stage celebrates the myriad ways design is employed in stage productions. Using objects on loan from Chicago theatres, this exhibit will emphasize the diversity, depth, and breadth of theatres in the city and explore how words are translated by designers into a production. See the process behind the final products and learn more about how and why design decisions in theatres are made. Celebrate the Year of Chicago Theatre with us and discover all that the city’s theatre has to offer through the objects which exemplify the soul of each institution. Idle Muse Theatre Company will showcase renderings, costumes, the loom and the bear puppet from Best for Winter as part of the exhibition throughout July, with limited items on display for the duration of the exhibit.

Design Museum of Chicago Expo 72
72 E Randolph, Chicago, IL

P 312-894-6263