Attention: Tickets for this weekend's American Utopias performances (Saturday Nov. 10 and Sunday Nov. 11) can no longer be purchased online through CHF, but ARE available at the MCA's website.
CHF members may purchase $22 tickets. Free tickets are not available for Charter Humanist Circle members. Teachers must purchase regular price tickets to all performances. A limited number of $10 student tickets are available for this performance.
Mike Daisey exposes a distinctly American vision of utopia—how we struggle to create spaces in which we can act out our dreams of a better world. With American Utopias, Daisey takes us everywhere to pursue the story: from Disney World and its theme park perfection to the drug-fueled anarchic excesses of Burning Man, from the Masonic underpinnings of our nation’s capitol to Zuccotti Park, where in the unlikeliest place a new movement gets born. Gunplay, giant glittery dildos, police actions, and secret Freemason underwear come together to tell the history of our American dream. Daisey’s past work includes topics such as Nikola Tesla, the Department of Homeland Security, the history of the New York transit system, 9/11, Walmart, and the much-discussed show The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.
This program is generously underwritten by Susan and Lewis Manilow and is presented in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.