Thursday, May 19, 2016

Check Out Family Friendly Improv with Storytown at Lickity Split Ice Cream Parlor as Part of Pivot Arts Fest

Join Storytown Improv At Pivot Arts Fest 
For A Sweet Adventure

Storytown Improv will be performing a special show at Edgewater’s favorite ice cream stop, Lickity Split, on Sunday June 12 at 11am.  The frozen treat store will provide the perfect backdrop to Storytown’s mix of music, theatre and comedy, where the children run the show and get to decide the fate of their heroes and heroines.

The show is part of Pivot Arts Fest: the annual celebration of innovative performance throughout Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods. The festival includes performances of live music, puppetry and new plays throughout the area.

Storytown Improv founder and Artistic Council for Pivot Arts member, Jill Olson, said: “Pivot Arts has a mission to raise awareness of the arts and support local businesses in the Edgewater and Uptown neighborhoods. Improv and ice cream seemed like the perfect partnership for a summer Saturday morning.”

In this fully interactive, improvised adventure with Storytown, performers will use audience suggestions and ideas for the characters and storyline. The show is best suited for children aged 3-10 years old, along with their whole family.

"Ice Cream and Improv" presented by Storytown
June 12 at 11AM
Lickity Split Frozen Custard and Sweets
6056 N. Broadway

From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes kids on an interactive, fully-improvised adventure. When the possibilities are endless, no two stories are ever the same.

Presented as part of the 2016 Pivot Arts Festival. 
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Storytown Improv will also be taking part in Pivot Arts’ ‘Celebrate Community’ Parade on Saturday June 4. The event will take place at Swift School Playground, 5900 N Winthrop Ave, beginning at 12.30pm with a puppet making workshop, the parade at 1.30pm, and performances from 2-3.30pm.  In case of rain the event will be held inside the school.

About Pivot Arts:

Pivot Arts is a home for innovative music, theater and dance on Chicago’s far north side.  It develops new work and presents performances throughout the year culminating in a large-scale, multi-arts festival. Its vision is that of a vibrant community where unique collaborations between artists, businesses and organizations lead to the support and creation of innovative performance events. 

About Storytown Improv:
Storytown is an interactive improvisational musical that gives children hands on ownership of the arts. Children are encouraged to take an active role in Storytown. They can choose the location, design the backdrop, give suggestions for characters and plot, become characters themselves, and aide our performers in any way they can imagine. Storytown becomes the canvas for their imaginations. We honor, embrace and elevate their ideas.

Regular shows take place every Saturday at 10.30am, at Stage 773 – 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, 60657. Tickets are $10 (free for children under 2). Shows are recommended for children age 3-10 and their whole family.

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