This past Saturday was mommy/daughter date night for Hannah and me. Hannah, being quite the thespian, was just as eager as I was to catch the play, Bud Not Buddy, at the Chicago Children’s Theater. I had planned it weeks in advance and it was a perfect production at a great price for Chicago Theater Week.
Bud Not Buddy trails the life of an orphan, Bud, as he embarks upon a journey to find his father during the Depression era. Bud was orphaned at a young age due to the sudden death of his mother
who raised him alone. Bud meets some interesting acquaintances along the way – and he loses some acquaintances too. The story, narrated through the eyes of a 10-year old, is heart-warming, thought-provoking and funny. The play featured an almost all African American cast and the script was an adaptation of the book of the same name by African American author, Christopher Paul Curtis.
After the play, it was very cool to have had the opportunity to meet the cast. Perhaps even more exciting was the chance to meet the author and playwright, Christopher Paul Curtis, who signed playbills and copies of his book for the kids (oh yeah and adults too LOL)! We were very blessed to have been in the company of the Mayor of the City of Chicago and his family as well – how awesome is that? Hannah got to take a picture with Mayor Rahm Emanuel who was just as open, inviting and conversational as my next door neighbor!
This play is only here through this weekend; the last showing is Feb. 24 unless it’s extended. Discount tickets are still available by checking here. I hope you and your child(ren) have the opportunity to enjoy this engaging production and have some fun in the city! 😉