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Amal Puppet with Children at Amal Walks Across American at Navy Pier Cropped

September 28, 2023 @ 5:30 pm | Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents

Amal Walks Across America

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Amal Walks Across America

A FREE event on September 28, in partnership with Navy Pier. Featuring Uniting Voices, with A.B.L.E. (Artists Breaking Limits and Expectations), Chicago Children’s Museum, and the Syrian Community Network
The 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee child has travelled over 5,500 miles to nearly 100 cities and will make her first Chicago appearance at Chicago Shakespeare.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater welcomes The Walk with Little Amal, the internationally celebrated 12‑foot‑tall puppet of a 10‑year‑old girl, as part of her epic 6,000‑mile journey across the United States this fall. Amal will make her first appearance in Chicago at the Theater’s iconic marquee on Navy Pier, proceeding from Lake Michigan toward the city’s skyline, in a free event for all ages on September 28 at 5:30 p.m. Presented in partnership with Navy Pier, the event will feature a performance by Uniting Voices (formerly Chicago Children’s Choir), along with appearances by A.B.L.E. and Chicago Children’s Museum, in collaboration with the Syrian Community Network.

Join us in welcoming Amal to Chicago! A FREE event on Thursday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Before Amal arrives, stop by Chicago Children’s Museum from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for its puppet-themed Free Family Day
  • Amal’s visit to the Pier begins at 5:30 p.m. just outside Chicago Shakespeare Theater, with a traditional welcome by the Syrian Community Network
  • She moves on to engage with performers from A.B.L.E. near Navy Pier’s Wave Wall
  • During a stop outside Chicago Children’s Museum, Amal will greet the 16‑foot‑tall “Flyboy” sculpture by Chicago artist Hebru Brantley
  • Her visit concludes in Polk Bros Park, as more than 70 members of the youth choir Uniting Voices perform their original song “We All Live Here”

5:30 pm


600 E Grand Ave,
Chicago, IL 60611


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