Theatres throughout Chicago will honor Maggie Daley, champion of theater in Chicago, by turning off marquee lights for two minutes at the beginning of her wake, which begins at noon at the Cultural Center in the heart of the theater district. In celebration of her life, lights of theaters throughout the city will then remain aglow until the end of her wake at 10pm.
Maggie’s conviction that the arts make the difference for all children is an inspiration to all of us. Maggie Daley had an extraordinary love of and commitment to the arts, and her legacy is the richness of the Chicago theater community that she did everything to support. Her grace and spirit will live in our hearts and minds, and we are all forever grateful.