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604 | From the Heist to the Long Con
604 | From the Heist to the Long Con
Sun, Nov 6 | 1 – 2:30 PM
School of the Art Institute Ballroom
112 S Michigan Ave | Chicago, IL | 60603
  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10

Crime may not pay in real life but it certainly has proven a bonanza at the movies and on television. Experimental arts collective The Dilettantes comes to CHF to explore the continuing cultural allure of bank robbers and con artists through a look at both fictional and real-life capers. Come for their talk then stay for a “crime fair,” where you can test your criminal mettle by trying your hand at famous cons, including “The Pig in a Poke,” “The Round-The-Corner,” and “The Melon Drop.”


Erika Grammel is co-founder of The Dilettantes, an experimental arts company specializing in creating innovative live events and immersive experiences.

Rebecca Stevens is a producer, director and writer. She is the Chicago Commons Producer for Howlround, Associate Producer of 500 Clown, and a lead designer and facilitator with the experience design collective The Dilettantes.

Aaron Weissman makes theater in Chicago. He has written plays including State Park, Counterfeiters, Moon Sex Moon, and The Irresistible Machine. He is the creator of the live action detective serial Egg & Alfie: Detectives at Large, and a founding member of The Dilettantes.

  • This event is sold out. You may show up to the event 30 mins before start time to be added to the wait list.
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