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Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival


This year’s evening lineup includes:

A Conversation with Ray Bradbury, a short film by the National Endowment for the Arts
Jim May, Fahrenheit 451, banned for offensive language and content
Jay O’Callahan, Don Quixote, banned for promoting questioning authority and glorifying individualism
Megan Wells, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, banned for sinister and frightening themes

Tickets are $17 for the evening show and $6 for the school matinee at the Genesee Theatre Box Office or Library patrons can present any library card and receive $1 off at the box office.


Thank you to our 2013 Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival Sponsors!



      Andrew Stimson & Janet Thornton

             Dan Drury * Smith, LaLuzerne & Hartman, Ltd. * Vicki Baily

Soto’s Furniture * The Original Parlor * Fitzgerald Lighting Maintenance Co., Inc.

                   Kim & Brian Vander Yacht * Mrs. Jack C. Thompson, Jr.

Watch this video to see what it’s all about.



Haven’t read Fahrenheit 451? Take a look at this video summary of Ray Bradbury’s famous story in under three minutes. Video created by Academic Earth.

Created by


Set your company apart as a community leader; be a 2013 Ray
Bradbury Storytelling Festival Sponsor. 

Story Sponsor ($1,000)

Chapter Sponsor ($500)

Page Sponsor ($250)

Click here to print sponsorship form


View and purchase pictures from the 2012 Storytelling Festival at
Gunnar Photo.








Special School Matinee

Friday, October 25
10:30 am
Tickets $5 until October 1
$6 after October 1
Get one free chaperone ticket for every ten purchased!

Book your field trip early for a fun-filled hour of storytelling and tribute to the short story as perfected by Waukegan’s own Ray Bradbury. The performance meets Common Core Standards for English Language Arts. Study guides are available. Wear your costume and participate in our costume contest!

To purchase tickets, call the Genesee Theatre at 847-782-2366 or bcorso [at] geneseetheatre [dot] com (subject: Storytelling%20Festival%20school%20matinee) (email).
For questions about the performance, contact Rena Morrow at 847-623-2041, ext. 231 or rmorrow [at] waukeganpl [dot] info (subject: Storytelling%20Festival%20school%20matinee) (email).