The Fusion of Art and Activism, in the evolution of a movement. On December 23rd thousands will make Chicago and Occupy history in Grant Park for the first performance of “Occupy My Heart: A revolutionary Christmas Carol” The march will begin at 2pm, arriving at the Lincoln Memorial at Congress and Columbus for a 3pm performance of a new, innovative and family-friendly retelling of the Dickens’ classic, with the glorious skyline of Chicago’s Loop at the backdrop.

Based upon the Dickens classic, Occupy My Hearttells the story of Josh, an ambitious Chicago banker, who one cold and snowy Christmas Eve loses his job and girlfriend. Josh happens upon Kay, an old love, protesting with the Occupy movement. Where they once found cause to change the world, Josh is now lost to the greed of Wall Street. Where once he fought for the cause and dignity of every man, Josh’s heart is now indifferent to the suffering around him. But on that frosty Christmas Eve night Josh will be visited by of the oddest ever spirits three spirits that will show him that other world, the one that might have been with Kay, a world of hope and decency and dignity for all. But can a cynical heart be changed in a single night? Can that heart be changed enough to ask or beg forgiveness and a second chance with Kay? And can the changing of one heart be enough to change the world?

Our stage!

Set against the backdrop of the Occupy movement, Occupy My Heart is an hour long play written as a celebration of the movement, to bring the spirit and message of this historic moment to a broader audience. There is romance and comedy, politics and regret, heartbreak and hope. Above all this is a story of the 99%, for the 99% and by the 99%. Occupy My Heart, A Revolutionary Christmas Carol is the story of us.

Directed by K. Hannah Friedman, and brought to life by a talented and amazing cast, this family friendly one hour play is a bold, fresh and innovative realization of a holiday classic. Come out and march, or just come for the show and be part of the biggest story in Chicago theater history! And if you can’t make the show, stay tuned for details on how you can hear it on your radio, your iphone or computer anywhere in the world!

About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

2 responses to “The Fusion of Art and Activism, in the evolution of a movement. On December 23rd thousands will make Chicago and Occupy history in Grant Park for the first performance of “Occupy My Heart: A revolutionary Christmas Carol” The march will begin at 2pm, arriving at the Lincoln Memorial at Congress and Columbus for a 3pm performance of a new, innovative and family-friendly retelling of the Dickens’ classic, with the glorious skyline of Chicago’s Loop at the backdrop.

  • arashamini

    Thanks! I didn’t even know this was going on. I’d like to see it.
    Do you know if there will be any recording of it I could purchase if I can’t see it live??

  • katan

    In addition to the Grant Park performance on Dec 23rd, a reading will be broadcast on WCPT 820AM at 10am Dec 24th, then there will be a performance at the Prop theatre on Dec 26th, then they will be at Studio BE Dec 27th-Dec 29th.

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