PILSEN — Spectacle giant Redmoon Theater could use a little help from its friends in the Pilsen neighborhood.
The theater, 2120 S. Jefferson St., is inviting members of the public to help with set painting and costume sewing and assembly for its annual Winter Pageant, a family-friendly spectacle that follows an unlikely pigeon protagonist on his quest.
Those looking to assist can show up at Redmoon’s doors from noon-2 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 7. All ages are welcome and volunteers will also receive a “Friends of Redmoon” discount on tickets for the pageant.
Redmoon — which moved to its new 20,000 square foot Pilsen space in March — has a history of outdoor spectacle in addition to smaller, more intimate puppet shows.
Through shadow puppets, large-scale performance and massive machinery, this year’s pageant will tell the magical story of a pigeon’s quest to return light to a world of birds.
Lookingglass Theater’s John Musial will direct the show, with performances by Mexico’s Fernando Córdova of La Piara, dancers from Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, Indonesian Dance of Illinois, The Happiness Club of Chicago, and live Surf Rock band San Andreas Fault.
The Winter Pageant runs from Dec. 13-22. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children and $10 for students with I.D.