A Persephone Pageant

Grand Finale of Outdoor Ring Performances

Ragdale concludes its fifth annual Ragdale Ring Performance Series with A Persephone Pageant, an outdoor spectacle performance, weaving together mythical tales of nature gods and true stories of environmental justice on Saturday, September 16. Guests are invited to arrive at 4:30pm for a participatory rehearsal, then at 6pm the Pageant begins.

This multi-arts spectacle is inspired by the myth of Persephone, the Greek Goddess of Springtime and the Underworld and will be staged against the magnificent prairie backdrop behind the Ragdale House. Guests are encouraged to bring their family and friends, a lawn chair, blanket and picnic for this one-of-a-kind, arts-filled afternoon.

The Pageant is curated and produced by Ragdale alumna Tria Smith who has brought together a stellar creative team, including Walkabout Theater, stilt performers, musicians and award-winning playwrights.

Off-site parking and free shuttle service are available at the municipal lot downtown Lake Forest on the west side of Oakwood Avenue, just north of Deerpath Road. Drop off at Ragdale is also possible.

Admission is $20/person; $15 Students and seniors, 12 and under free. Tickets are available through the website and also at the door.

For questions, call 847/234-1063 or email: info@ragdale.org