Children’s Theater at Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden

A Tale of Three Sisters: Uptown teenagers perform Native American legend in an urban garden and grow the stage set!

Teenagers in Uptown have a unique summer job at Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden as they work for Green Scene Chicago, adapting an Iroquois legend, growing their stage set from seeds, and playing the show free to young audiences in the garden.

A Tale of Three Sisters, synthesizes an Iroquois creation myth with a legend that imparts the wisdom of planting corn, beans, and squash (the three sisters) together. Since May, the ensemble of teenagers has been growing this traditional Iroquois planting as scenery for the play. On August 10 and 11, 2017 they will perform their adaptation in a six-show run for free at Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden. Audience members will get to explore the garden to see the planting system in action as they learn about balanced nutrition and see an interactive play that expresses the strength of family and the importance of working through differences to support one another. Audience participation, puppetry, music, and sign language from the First People make up this fun and educational show.

Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden
4919 North Winthrop, Chicago, Illinois 60640
Audience will sit picnic style in outdoor garden.

Show Times
August 10 at 11am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
August 11 at 11am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 6pm

Performances are FREE!
Groups of 6 or more please make a reservation at

Children's Theater at Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden

Children’s Theater at Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden

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