- IN Conversation: Paradise Square
November 5, 2021
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
We will begin our evening with drinks and appetizers at The Dearborn and walk as a group to The Nederlander Theatre for the acclaimed musical Paradise Square. Following the show, our group will enjoy an exclusive IN Conversation featuring the Irish actors of Paradise Square.
This one-of-a-kind event is available to members only. If you are uncertain of your membership status, please email IrelandNetworkChicago@gmail.com to confirm. We are proud to offer this program at a 70% discount!
- 5:30pm – Reception at The Dearborn, 145 N. Dearborn
- 7:30pm – Paradise Square at The Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph
- Post-show IN Conversation in the Lower Lobby of The Nederlander Theatre
If you cannot make the reception, we have a ticket option to attend the show only.
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: Per Broadway in Chicago COVID-19 protocol, all attendees must be fully vaccinated, show proof of vaccination, and remain fully masked at all times in the theatre and throughout the performance. The theatre operates at 100% capacity. These protocols are aligned with a growing coalition of over 60 performing arts venues and producers across Chicagoland that have agreed upon Covid-19 Vaccination and Mask Requirements for audiences through the end of 2021.
About Paradise Square:
New York City. 1863. The Civil War raged on. An extraordinary thing occurred amid the dangerous streets and crumbling tenement houses of the Five Points, the notorious 19th-century Lower Manhattan slum. Irish immigrants escaping the devastation of the Great Famine settled alongside free-born Black Americans and those who escaped slavery, arriving by means of the Underground Railroad. The Irish, relegated at that time to the lowest rung of America’s social status, received a sympathetic welcome from their Black neighbors (who enjoyed only slightly better treatment in the burgeoning industrial-era city). The two communities co-existed, intermarried, raised families, and shared their cultures in this unlikeliest of neighborhoods.
Sunday Independent: A new African-Irish musical based on immigrants in New York could rival Hamilton’s Broadway success, writes Julian Brouwer