'Bud, Not Buddy'
Chicago Children's Theatre Presents:
'Bud, Not Buddy'
|Date:||Sat, Jan 12, 2013
through Sun, Feb 24
*Contact the venue listed below for ticketing information.
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn Suite 825
Chicago, IL 60610 (click map for more details)
Tuesdays: 10:00 am
Wednesdays: 10:00 am & 12:15 pm
Thursdays: 10:00 am & 6:30 pm
Fridays: 10:00 am & 6:30 pm
Saturdays: 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Sundays: 11:00 am
Run time: approx. 90 minutes, no intermission
Bud, Not Buddy follows the journey of a young African-American orphan as he searches for his father. Clues kept in a suitcase lead him to adventures in Depression-era Michigan, where he finds community among a group of jazz musicians and, ultimately, an unexpected sense of home.
Popular reading in the classroom, author Christopher Paul Curtis’ Bud, Not Buddy was the winner of the 2000 Newberry Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award. In 2010, Jackson’s stage adaptation won the Distinguished Play Award from The American Alliance for Theater and Education.
Award-winning director Derrick Sanders – Founding Artistic Director of Congo Square Theatre Company, a Chicago Tribune Chicagoan of the Year in 2005, winner of multiple Joseph Jefferson Awards and Black Theater Alliance Awards, and director of CCT’s 2010 world premiere Jackie and Me – has a national reputation, having directed at countless Chicago, regional and New York theaters. He is known for his many collaborations with the legendary August Wilson, including in Chicago his award-winning productions of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and Seven Guitars for Congo Square. His Off-Broadway directorial debut, Wilson’s King Hedley II for Signature Theatre, received two Lucille Lortel and Audelco nominations. He was also a part of August Wilson’s World premiere productions of Radio Golf and Gem of the Ocean on Broadway and at the Huntington Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and the Goodman.