Welcome to the Chicago (IL) Branch of AAUW!

AAUW Chicago Inc.!  Join us for a performance of the world-premiere adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed novel ALIAS GRACE

Adapted for the stage by Jennifer Blackmer, Directed by Karen Kessler

Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.

Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660

Alias Grace takes a look at one of Canada’s most notorious murderers.  In 1843, sixteen year old Grace Marks was accused of brutally murdering her employer and his housekeeper.  Imprisoned for years, Grace still swears she has no memory of the killings.  A doctor in the emerging field of mental health arrived to try to find the truth of the matter.  Alias Grace  is a fascinating study of memory, culpability, and the shadowy spaces within the human mind.

Go to the theatre website, www.RivendellTheatre.org to purchase tickets, and enjoy a $5.00 discount with the box-office code: AAUW.  Call Box Office at 773-334-7728.

OPTIONAL:  Join in a brief discussion afterwards.  And, following the discussion, join us for a self-pay dinner at Broadway Cellars Bar and Grill, 5900 N. Broadway, at the corner of Broadway and Rosedale.

FREE parking is available at Senn High School, one block away, or just a few blocks away by the Bryn Mawr Red Line and #22 Clark Street bus.

Questions?  Contact Paula Perkins at p3perkins@gmail.com, or 773-525-1253.

Spotlight on the Author

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa, and grew up in northern Ontario, and Quebec, and also in Toronto.  She received her undergraduate degree from Victory College at the University of Toronto, and her Master’s degree from Radcliffe College.

Ms. Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays.  Her latest works include Hag-Seed, a novel revisitation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and Angel Catbird (with a cat-bird superhero) – a graphic novel with co-creator Johnnie Christmas.  A full bibliography may be seen on Ms. Atwood’s website,  margaretatwood.ca.

Ms. Atwood resides in Toronto with Graeme Gibson.

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