Now in its 22nd year, Pillsbury House Theatre’s award-winning Chicago Avenue Project returns on December 9th and 10th. The Ball is in Your Court features seven original, short plays written by local youth with Twin Cities playwright mentors, directed and performed by Twin Cities theatre artists. Playwrights mentors involved include Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellows Casey Llewellyn and Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, as well as Playwright’s Center Many Voices Fellow Marvin González De León.
For each round of the Chicago Avenue Project, a theme is chosen based on a phrase or idiom, which is then incorporated into the script of every play. This winter’s theme, “The Ball is In Your Court,” was selected by the kids. This spring’s lineup includes plays about scary vacuum cleaners, bacon soup, unicorns, and more.