Letters to Jackie

november, 2023

sun19nov6:00 pmsun8:00 pmLetters to Jackie

Time

(Sunday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Epiphany Center For The Arts: Epiphany Hall

201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607

AGE REQUIREMENT

Must be 21+ | Under 21 may attend under supervision of responsible party

Event Details

Letters to Jackie 

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023

Doors: 5PM 

Showtime: 6PM 

Tickets: $30 - General Admission | $100 - VIP table for 2 | $200 - VIP table for 4 | $10 - Student (G/A)  

Service charges apply to ALL ticket purchases (online and box office)- Credit card only at door

About: 

Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor

Karina Kontorovitch, piano

Adore Alexander, B.E. Boykin, Skyler Butenshon, Nicholas Cline, Tom Cipullo, Van Gilmer, Aaron Helgeson, Libby Larsen, Will Liverman, Erik Pearson, Matthew Recio, Jen Shyu, Timothy C. Takach, Augusta Read Thomas, LJ White

Letters to Jackie offers a glimpse into a touchstone moment in American history, representing the audience in which it serves and for which it is performed.  Under the guidance and principles of equal representation, the cycle includes voices of differing sex, gender, race, creed, and citizenship to offer hope, community, and access.

There is power in the written word. The words we say often go unremembered, spilling out into our world and often never reaching another’s ear. When words are important enough to write, they gain the power of history. On November 22, 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX while sitting next to his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy. For years to come after this infamous day, letters were written to Jackie, expressing condolences and confusion, the spectrum of grief memorialized in the written word. This project seeks to give voice to those letters, providing community for an audience, and sharing in that collective grief. As opposed to an expose about who JFK was, Letters To Jackie seeks to centralize Grief as the main character of this experience, allowing people to resonate with the universal idea of loss through music, media, and community.

The world-premiere performance of Letters to Jackie will take place on November 19, 2023 in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Letters To Jackie is generously made possible in part by 

Sole Commission Sponsors Drs. Anne & Dennis Wentz

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Organizer

West Loop Entertainmentinfo@epiphanychi.com

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