Studio BE will host the variety show “Chutes and Ladders’ for one night only to support efforts to raise funds for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The money raised will be used to buy board games for the children and their families, as many of them spend weeks in the hospital as loved ones fight threatening illnesses or injuries. Those who come for the show on Monday, December 3, 2012, will help keep children entertained.
“Chutes and Ladders” is made up of ten acts featuring improv, sketch, standup, dance, magic, and music from Second City, DePaul, iO, The Annoyance, and more. The show intends to entertain everyone while also helping to raise the money needed to later also entertain sick children and their families.
The event is organized by Kate Henrikson, Chicago resident since 2010, who has moved here to study comedy at Second City and iO. She also volunteers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and knows first hand that, while all the equipment, technology and knowledge needed to treat children are available to hospital staff, the lack of varied games for kids to play is making their often long stays a lot harder. As hospitals can’t really afford to allot funds to entertainment, she helped organize the show to stock the hospital’s toy chest with Battleship, Bananagrams, Settlers of Catan, Clue, Scrabble, and many others fun and educational games.
Tickets for the 2-hour comedy variety show cost only $5 and proceeds will go directly to purchase games for kids at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.