Monday, May 3, 2010

Jade Heart at Chicago Dramatists ***ENDED***

I LOVE Chicago!  I LOVE the theater!  So if you team the two things together then I'm one very happy girl!  Over the weekend my husband and I had the opportunity to travel up to the Windy City.  We were invited up to view the world premiere of "Jade Heart" at Chicago Dramatists.


 This theater has existed in Chicago for over 30 years now and very recently received acclaim when an original play from its stage opened on Broadway in NYC; "A Steady Rain".  Chicago Dramatists is a charming theater.  It's a smaller venue with less than 100 seats, but I loved the atmosphere.  In celebration of Chicago Dramatist's 31st season a campaign has been launched to raise funding from those who are willing to donate just $31 each.  This is a great way to support the Arts!

"Jade Heart" is a new production from Playwright Will Cooper and is the story of a girl who questions who she truly is.  Jade was born in China, but adopted into an American family.  It depicts the struggles between a single mother, her (at times) challenging daughter, and a life seemingly placed in the middle of two worlds.  I think that it's the perfect time of the year for this new play to debut, because it shows the relationship between a mother and child...where the mother states that "A family isn't who births you."  Through "Jade Heart" one can be reminded that regardless of cultural differences, a love between a woman and her adoptive child can grow strong.  I was particularly impressed by the feeling and emotion that the actors displayed.  They truly care about what they are bringing across to the audience.  "Jade Heart" is running at Chicago Dramatists now through May 30th.



One lucky winner is going to receive 2 tickets to see the production of "Jade Heart" at Chicago Dramatists!  If you aren't living close enough to attend this production...please feel free to tell those you know who are.   Or enter to win for them!   :)

***This giveaway is open worldwide***

There are 5 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 5 chances then leave 5 separate comments**

Entry #1: Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment.
Comment example, Dandy Smith

Entry #2: Become a follower of the Dandy Giveaway blog in the sidebar or if you are already a follower.
Comment example, Dandy Smith= dandy follower

Entry #3: Tell people about this giveaway and then tell us how you told!
Comment example, Dandy Smith=called my Midwest friends
Entry #4: Become a follower of Dandy Giveaway on Twitter or if you already follow there.
Comment example, Dandy Smith=Dandy on Twitter

Entry #5: Tell us if you have ever been to Chicago.
Comment example, Dandy Smith= Yes I have!

This giveaway will be open for entries all week and will end on Sunday, May 9th (Mother's Day) at 11:30pm EST. Be sure and check back on Monday, May 10th to see if you won!

31 comments:

Tricia said...

Tricia Little

Tricia said...

Tricia Little: I'm a blog follower

Tricia said...

Tricia Little: My husband is from Chicago.

Tricia said...

Tricia Little: And since it looks like my odds for this giveaway are pretty good... I'm going to call a few friends.

Sandra Taylor said...

Sandra Taylor

Sandra Taylor said...

Sandra Taylor - I've been to Chicago once.

Clare said...

Clare

Clare said...

Clare - follower

Clare said...

Clare - blogged!

Clare said...

Clare - Chicago used to be my temple district, was where I went on my 8th grade trip, honeymoon, and can you say Great America?

robcallfamily said...

Lindsay Call

robcallfamily said...

Lindsay Call- follower

robcallfamily said...

Lindsay Call- been to chicago and love it!

rosemaryschild said...

Susan Spiers

rosemaryschild said...

Susan Spiers I am a Dandy blog follower!

rosemaryschild said...

Susan Spiers - I am a Dandy follower on Twitter!

rosemaryschild said...

Susan Spiers - No, I have not, but I could make a special trip!

Abby said...

Abby in Kalamazoo

Abby said...

Abby in Kalamazoo: Dandy blog follower

Abby said...

Abby in Kalamazoo: emailed my Chicagoland friends about this show

Abby said...

Abby in Kalamazoo: have been to Chicago many times - it's one of my favorite places!

Mama Rizzo said...

Kim Brooks

Mama Rizzo said...

Kim Brooks - dandy follower

Mama Rizzo said...

Kim Brooks - emailed a couple friends up in the ChiTown area!

Mama Rizzo said...

Kim Brooks - Dandy on twitter

Mama Rizzo said...

Kim Brooks - never been to Chicago. How sad is that?

Amanda said...

Amanda H

Amanda said...

Amanda H Blog Follower

Amanda said...

Amanda H Told family who live in Chicago

Amanda said...

Amanda H I have family and friends in Chicago

International Giveaways said...

Hi!

Just wanted to let you know that your giveaway was listed on my site.

Here's the direct link:
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/05/tickets-to-jade-heart-by-chicago.html

If you happen to have any other internationally open giveaways, I'd love to hear about them!

Thanks,

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com