Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre performed its first pop-up family play, “Little Ned Riding Hood,” at the downtown Farmers’ Market on June 21.Photo from City of Evanston

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Drama is popping up all over Evanston – not just in theater spaces, art fairs or City Council meetings, but in parks and farmers markets as well. This summer Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre is presenting three pop-up family dramas in locations around town disclosed only on Twitter or Facebook – just two days before each performance.

“We’re trying to engage our younger families, who are very savvy with social media,” said Tim Rhoze, artistic director of Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre. Lilien Lemieux-Jordan, the theater’s program assistant, adapted all the stories from fairy tales.
 
“Little Ned Riding Hood” unfolded at the downtown Farmers’ Market on June 21.  “Hansel and Greta?” will be performed on July 5, and “You’re Not Ugly … Duckling” on July 19. Each free performance begins at 11 a.m. and lasts about an hour – but its location will be made public on Facebook or Twitter 48 hours before.