FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2nd, 2014

Media Contact:
Whitney Kraus Jones


Stone Soup Theatre Project presents the World Premier of RUN CHRIS RUN


CHICAGO – On October 3rd, Stone Soup Theatre Project brings Run Chris Run to the Wilson Abbey stage as part of its ongoing anti-violence campaign. Artistic Associate Katie Angelica Abascal adapted this lyrical drama from the memoir 21: The Epitome of Perseverance by Chicago native Christopher Patterson. Run Chris Run is co-directed by Stone Soup’s Managing Director Alexandra Keels, and Artistic Director Whitney Kraus Jones.


PRESS PERFORMANCE:  Press opening for Run Chris Run will be at 8:00 Friday the 10th.  Please email to request complementary press tickets.


Synopsis of the Show:

Run Chris Run follows the life of Chicago-native Chris Patterson and his quest for love, family, and acceptance.  His journey begins in the foster care system, leading him to gangland, imprisonment, and ultimately deliverance. This “theatre project” tells the story of human perseverance and the individual strength it takes to change a life path.


Show Schedule
October 3rd- November 8th
Doors Open 7:30 PM Fridays and 3:30 PM Saturdays
Wilson Abbey – 935 W Wilson Ave

Tickets are always only $5 & can be purchased online at or at the door.

Stone Soup Theatre Project is committed to building stronger communities and safer neighborhoods by providing access to affordable and relevant theatre, transferrable skills through theatre education, and by taking the stage onto the streets of North East Chicago.