Lookingglass Theatre Company will host a one-night watch party of Eastland: An Original Musical Watch Party, on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m.
It's a free online public fundraiser of the production in support of Lookingglass Theatre Company.
As the next offering in the Chicago Stories initiative, Lookingglass invites audiences to revisit a relatively unknown piece of history that unfolded in the heart of the city. After the show, attendees can join creative team members Andrew White and Andre Pluess for a conversation.
On July 24, 1915, the steamer Eastland, which was docked on the Chicago River, tipped overkilling more than 800 people. However, unexpected heroes emerged to rescue dozens of other people.
More information is at LookingglassTheatre.org/event/eastland-watch-party .