Chicago Public Library to Become Permanent Home to Chicago Film Archival of Performance

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Through agreements with Chicago Public Library and Actors’ Equity, the Chicago Film Archive of Performance (C-FAP) is proud to announce its permanent home in Chicago Public Library’s Special Collections and Preservation Division. Join us as Chicago Public Library kicks-off the launch of the Chicago Film Archive of Performance on Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m., in the Video Theater, Lower Level, at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St. Members of the cast and creative team of Oracle Productions will offer a behind-the-scenes look at bringing the hit play The Jungle to life. Based on the novel by Upton Sinclair, Oracle’s award-winning adaptation by Matt Foss is now archived as part of the C-FAP and Chicago Theater Collections at Chicago Public Library. For more information, please visit With support from producing theater companies, private donors and a generous start-up grant from the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. C-FAP will preserve five more productions by the end of June, with a goal to reach 40 archival recordings by the end of 2016. For more information or for the complete list of productions, please call (312) 747-4050 or visit

Photo and Credit: Oracle Productions, “The Jungle.” Photo by Joe Mazza.

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