The Oregon Trail
Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for Performing and Media Arts Chicago Campus
710 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for Performing and Media Arts Chicago Campus
710 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for Performing and Media Arts Chicago Campus
710 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for Performing and Media Arts Chicago Campus
710 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Comedy/Drama
Runs Aug 02Aug 04, 2024

Jane is trapped in her middle school computer lab playing “The Oregon Trail” for what feels like hours. The game becomes life and rips us back into the trail, 1848, where we travel in a covered wagon with Jane’s great-great-grandmother. As Game moves us, back, forward, and back again, Now-Jane and Then-Jane’s sadnesses are delicately juxtaposed in this play-meets-videogame about depression, Then and Now.

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Seth Bockley