Come From Away **CANCELED**
Wednesday, August 26
In the midst of the unexpected and unimaginable tragedy of 9/11, the power of human kindness, adaptability, and resiliency blooms in the small town of Gander in the province of Newfoundland, Canada.
On September 11, 2001, our lives were rocked by the coordinated terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers, The Pentagon, and Washington, DC which resulted in over 3000 fatalities. Through the event, we came to know heroes – firefighters, police officers, first responders, and a plane full of passengers who refused to allow their hijacked plane reach our Capitol.
One group of unsung heroes is the 700 residents of Gander, Newfoundland who unexpectedly found themselves hosts to 3000 strangers whose flights were diverted out of American airspace. Come from Away is the award-winning musical that shares how Gander and its residents welcomed and embraced the passengers with open arms and ingenuity. Performance will be at Broadway in Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theater.
Prior to the performance, the group will stop for lunch at Mon Ami Gabi French Bistro located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Luncheon will begin with a Fruit and Berry Coupe appetizer, followed by entree with choices of Croque Monsieur Sandwich with warm ham, cheese, and mornay sauce, Bacon Asparagus Brie Quiche served with simple greens, or Lemon Chicken Paillard served with seasonal vegetables. A sweet finish to the meal will include a trio of mini dessert classics for each guests - Chocolate Mousse, Crème Brulée, and a Profiterole. Meal includes coffee, tea, and soft drinks. Cash bar will be available.