100 Hauntings | Calumet Park | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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Christine Bowen

Christine Bowen

José Rivera

Free Street’s latest community-based work is 100 Hauntings, a broad sifting of ghost stories collected by the company through hundreds of interviews with Chicago residents. I had no idea so much of this city was possessed by demons. I also learned some remedies to expel a ghost if I ever meet one (here’s a freebie: for haunted rooms, grind dry orange peel to a powder, then burn it in a pile outside the doorway). Regrettably, the poor verb “haunt” is called upon to do too much work here, and it is with great solemnity and the world’s best intentions that Free Street recalls some other ways in which Chicago remains “haunted” to this day: by the legacies of redlining, poverty, and gun violence. These are the most serious of truths—too serious, I think, to ride piggyback on a winded pun. A full indoor staging opens October 14. —Max Maller

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