Pocket Guide to Hell presents “Like a Secondhand Sea,” a FREE and interactive historical reenactment that uses costumes, props, and over seventy performers to tell the story of how human contact has altered Chicago’s waterways in 3 parts: Marquette & Joliet (1673), Streeterville (1886), and the River Reversal (1892-1900).
Sunday, July 15, Noon
Park across from the River East Arts Center (435 E Illinois)
FREE bowlers and squirt guns and Streeterville currency to the first 100 participants! Tintype photos by Chris Olsen and paper silhouettes by Nina Nightingale!
To volunteer to play a policeman in the raid on Streeterville, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With performances by Jon Langford, Justin Amolsch’s brass band, and the Chicago Poetry Bordello. With special appearances by Tim Samuelson, Rich Cahan, Alison Cuddy, Dick Bales, Tim Tuten, Kevin Robinson, and Water Reclamations District Commissioner Debra Shore. With poster by Edie Fake and handbill by Lyra Hill.
Photos by Karen Rettig: