Curtain Up! is an active and collegial way to participate in the Chicago’s rich theater scene. Before seeing each performance, we will read aloud and interpret the script together. After seeing the play as a group, we will discuss all aspects of the performance and give it a review. When available, a filmed version of the play will be shown, which can then be compared with the stage production. We will see four plays in theaters such as: Steppenwolf, Lookingglass, Goodman or Chicago Shakespeare — all accessible by public transportation. Theater tickets are purchased at group/student rates. Before each performance, the group will have the option of dining together at a nearby restaurant. There will be two sections of Curtain Up! You can register for either the Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon group. Groups will read and study the same plays but attend performances on different nights. The coordinator team will synchronize the groups’ activities to the greatest extent possible. Note: If you are able to attend either section of Curtain Up!, please register for your first choice and list your second choice. Otherwise, we will assume that you are not available for your second choice, so you will be placed on the wait list for you first choice, if it reaches maximum enrollment.