For October, we bring you the four tales that Poe himself thought were his most spooky: The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Tell-Tale Heart. Our ensemble of actors portray all of the characters in these 4 stories including Poe himself. Find us at an outdoor venue near you for these spooky tales among the autumn leaves.
Saturdays and Sundays October 7th-15th at 3PM
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
Westbound I-88: Exit north onto Route 53. Proceed north ½ mile to entrance
Eastbound I-88: Follow signs onto southbound I-355 and exit immediately to westbound Ogden Avenue (Route 34). Continue west on Ogden Avenue to Route 53 north. Proceed north one mile to entrance.
I-355: Follow signs and exit onto westbound I-88. Exit north onto Route 53; Proceed north 1/2 mile to entrance.
The Arboretum is two miles from the Metra train station in Lisle (Burlington Northern stop). Cab service is available through advance arrangements.
Sunday October 8th at 11AM - Free!
1425 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
the Building at 1425 N Damen
#50 Damen Bus to Wicker Park (Schiller or Le Moyne)
#56 Milwaukee Bus to Honore, walk west on Honore to Wicker Park
Damen stop on the Blue Line, walk south on Damen to Wicker Park
#72 North Bus to Damen, walk south on Damen to Wicker Park
We recommend public transit, bycicle or walk to this location, but there may be street parking available
Saturday October 21st and Sunday October 22nd at 11AM - Free!
Reservations can be made by calling 312-744-5472 between the hours of 10AM and 4PM (reseverations are encouraged though not required).
5801 N. Pulaski Rd
Chicago IL 60646
When you get to the street light at Pulaski and Ardmore and turn into the complex you will:
Go straight past the security office (right) and recycling center (left)
Shortly after that you will reach a 1 way street going to the left after a small courtyard, follow that street.
It will curve around to the right, follow it almost to the end.
Bikes - there is a bike rack at the end of the street to lock your bike up
Cars - the parking lot is the last right before the street ends at the bike rack
Walkers/public transit - The nature center building is down a short path at the end of that road.
Saturday October 28th and Sunday October 29th at 8PM
11057 S. Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
Parking and entrance just north of 111th Street
Take 90/94 East
Stay on 94 when 90 splits off
Stay on 94 when 57 splits off (left 2 lanes)
Take exit 66A to 111th Street
Turn right on 111th Street
Take a right onto S. Cottage Grove, enter immediately to the right.
Take ME line (Saturdays only) to Pullman/111th Street
You must inform the conductor you will be stopping there