The McAninch Arts Center will undergo a renovation this winter, so the Tivoli Theatre will be hosting multiple shows from their SchoolStage performances. The fifth show will be A Thousand Cranes.
Grades: 3rd- 8th
IL Standards: Drama, History, Social Emotional
Common Core: Reading for Literature, Speaking & Listening
Tickets are $6 and call 630-942-2220 to make your reservations
A Thousand Cranes tells the true story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who was 2 years old when exposed to radiation from the bombing of Hiroshima. An ancient legend promises anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness. Sadako began to fold cranes at the age of 12 when she became ill. She folded 644 before her death; her friends folded 356 more to make one thousand. 60 minutes