Adopt-an-Actor gives you the opportunity to be a part of ShawChicago productions, and helps ensure that we are able to continue to hire the finest actors in Chicago. The 2016/2017 season includes Shaw’s Misalliance, Margaret Raether’s adaptation of a P. G. Wodehouse short story Jeeves Intervenes, and Shaw’s Heartbreak House are available for adoption. You could be the adoptive parent(s) of the actor who will portray Lina Szczepanowska in Misalliance, the brilliant valet Jeeves in Jeeves Intervenes, the weird and wise Captain Shotover in Heartbreak House or any other character that is your favorite. Feel free to invite your friends to share in the cost of the adoption.
The adoption fee is $874 and is a tax-deductible charitable contribution to ShawChicago. The fee supports the actor for rehearsals and 12 performances of the production.
As the adopter, you will be offered the opportunity to:
- attend a rehearsal to see how your adoptee prepares for the role
- be recognized as the adopter in the program for the production
- receive 4 additional tickets so that you can invite friends to see your adoptee in action
- visit with your adoptee over wine and hor d’oeuves or tea and crumpets at a mutually agreeable time