CHICAGO, IL ( August 30, 2016 )National Geographic Live is thrilled to announce the fourth season of its Chicago Speaker Series with another exhilarating lineup at Goodman Theatre. Subscription packages for the four-part speaker series featuring leading scientists, photographers and explorers are on sale now. The season is set to launch in Fall 2016.
The season kicks off on Oct. 24 and 25 with "Mankind to Mars," a panel discussion with prominent Mars experts led by space correspondent Andrew Fazekas, featuring stunning visuals from National Geographic Channel's groundbreaking new miniseries, MARS. On Dec. 5 and 6, wildlife photojournalist Charlie Hamilton James will share what it's like to live in two of the world's greatest wildlife parks; Peru's Manu National Park and Yellowstone National Park with "I Bought a Rainforest." The series continues on Feb. 20 and 21 with "The Risky Science of Exploration," in which Kenny Broad will recount stories of his triumphs and tragedies from working as an environmental anthropologist all over the worldfrom cave diving in Cuba to tracking venomous snakes across Vietnam. Photojournalist Ami Vitale closes the season on April 10 and 11 with "Rhinos, Rickshaws & Revolutions," her personal odyssey through the images and adventures that have made her a celebrated global photojournalist.
"We look forward to providing Chicagoans with another season of illuminating programming," said Andy van Duym, vice president for Nat Geo Live. "We know that Chicagoans will be entertained, surprised and inspired by the compelling stories and experiences that these presenters have to share."
Four-part subscriptions start at $199 and single tickets start at $35. Tickets may be purchased online at goodmantheatre.org/natgeo, by phone at 12:00-5:00 P.M. ( daily ), by calling 312-443-3800 or at the Goodman Theatre box office located at 170 N Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 6060.
Nat Geo Live is the live events division of National Geographic. With a broad roster of talent including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, Nat Geo Live's critically acclaimed programs have connected with audiences worldwide for over a century. Currently, Nat Geo Live events are held in 32 cities around the world, including Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Singapore and Sydney. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration on stage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage. For more information, visit natgeolive.com .
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ABOUT GOODMAN THEATRE
Goodman Theatre, "the leading regional theater in the nation's most important theater city"
( Time ), is a major cultural, educational and economic pillar in Chicago's downtown Theatre
District. Founded in 1925 and currently under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Falls and
Executive Director Roche Schulfer, Chicago's oldest and largest not-for-profit resident theater
has welcomed nearly two million patrons to productions and events and served legions of
students through Education and Community Engagement programs. The Goodman has earned
more than 90 awards for hundreds of productions, including the Pulitzer Prize for Ruined by
Lynn Nottage one of 25 new-work Goodman commissions in the last decade.