Originally published in 1837, Hans Christen Anderson's time-enduring tale has been teaching the importance of honesty and courage for generations. With active audience participation, our original adaptation makes sure your students get in on the fun at every turn.
The conceited leader of a struggling empire cares much more about how he looks than he does about the real problems plaguing his people, much to the chagrin of his colorful advisors and constituents. When a devious crook plots the Emperor into buying an extravagantly expensive wardrobe, the empire must speak out against his vanity and lies.
Three well-trained professional actors craft a fast-paced show sure to capture the attention of all students pre-K to 8. With colorful sets, quick costume changes, hilarious jokes and vital moral lessons, The Emperor's New Clothes is the perfect way to bring students together through art and education.
Every play we present is written specifically for Windy City Players each year by Cavan Hallman. They are directed by Cavan Hallman and Jack Bourgeois.