Merchandise Mart–Chicago, IL / Art on theMart Limelight Parade
Jun
9
to Sep 20

Merchandise Mart–Chicago, IL / Art on theMart Limelight Parade

Beginning June 9, Art on theMART will debut a collaboration between scenic designer John Musial and Lucky Plush Artistic Director Julia Rhoads. The work, titled Limelight Parade, utilizes fragmented choreography and script from Rhoads's work with Lucky Plush, reimagined within John Musial's layered and evocative projection design. The source material draws from Lucky Plush's Rooming House, in which varied interpretations of personal and mythic storytelling leads down a rabbit hole into the lives of everyday people who do extraordinary things.

"Art on theMART brings Chicago’s legacy of public art and iconic architecture together and helps reshape the way people interact with the Chicago River. It is a fitting tribute to align the 2019 programming with the Year of Chicago Theatre; bringing new energy to the Riverwalk and honoring the cultural and artistic diversity that theater adds to our city.”
–Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Admission is FREE.
Let us know you’ll be there & connect with friends by R.S.V.P-ing

SOUND:
To hear sound while viewing the projection, click below. The sound will run concurrent with the video each night.

LOCATION:
Best viewed on The Chicago Riverwalk between Wells and Lake St.

The Riverwalk is accessible via any of the stairways along Wacker Dr. There are ADA compliant ramps providing Riverwalk access located at the east side of State St., the west side of Clark St., and the west side of Franklin St.

PUBLIC TRANSIT
Metra: Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center are short walks to Lake St.

CTA Trains and Buses: The closest "L" stops include the Brown and Purple Line stop at theMART; the Blue, Green, Pink, Brown, Orange and Purple lines stop at Clark and Lake; and the Red line stop at State and Lake.

PARKING
Mart Parc Orleans Self Park: 437 North Orleans and 401 North Wells

Art on theMART offers discounted parking to patrons for evenings after 5 P.M. for a maximum of 4 hours for $12.

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Jun
10
to Jun 14

Door Kinetic Arts Festival–Door County, WI

Rink Life

Lucky Plush returns to Door County, WI for the Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF)! Learn more about DKAF: http://www.doorkinetic.com/

The DKAF is Eric Simonson’s brainchild, offering performing artists the opportunity to come together, collaborate, develop projects, present work and exchange ideas in the process of developing new work in the exceptionally beautiful and serene atmosphere maintained at Björklunden. 

The week-long festival will provide Door County residents and visitors a peek at the creative process through film screenings, staged readings, performed works in progress, workshops, and carefully curated cocktails.

ADDRESS:

Björklunden
7590 Boynton Lane
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

Directions: https://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/directions

Veer right at the fork when approaching the Lodge and enter the south (main) entrance to find Vail Hall (the site of all public Björklunden events).

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Venue West–Chicago, IL / Plucky Lush '19
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Venue West–Chicago, IL / Plucky Lush '19

Playful and personal, Rooming House synthesizes contemporary dance and theater to create a dynamic blueprint for exploring the question: what makes a person do something that could have life changing consequences?

TICKETS: $40

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PLUCKY LUSH ‘19
Join us for our annual post-performance benefit bash! Enjoy heavy apps, bottomless drinks, and all kinds of fun surprises. Party immediately follows the performance of Rooming House.

TICKETS: $100

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The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts–Washington, D.C.
May
2
to May 4

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts–Washington, D.C.

  • Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Terrace Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Playful and personal, Rooming House synthesizes contemporary dance and theater to create a dynamic blueprint for exploring the question: what makes a person do something that could have life changing consequences?

Thu, May 2 | 7:30 pm
Fri, May 3  | 7:30 pm
Sat, May 4 | 7:30 pm

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Kravis Center for the Performing Arts–West Palm Beach, FL
Mar
29
to Mar 30

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts–West Palm Beach, FL

Playful and personal, Rooming House synthesizes contemporary dance and theater to create a dynamic blueprint for exploring the question: what makes a person do something that could have life changing consequences?

FRI, MAR 29 2019 at 7:30 PM

SAT, MAR 30 2019 at 1:30 PM

SAT, MAR 30 2019 at 7:30 PM

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Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre–Chicago, IL
Nov
2
to Nov 17

Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre–Chicago, IL

  • Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Better Half is a dance-theater spin on the noir thriller Gaslight, which departs from its source text to bring a contemporary relevance to relatable themes of claustrophobia, escapist tendencies, and resilience in domestic relationships. The Better Half is co-created by Lucky Plush’s Artistic Director Julia Rhoads and Collaborating Director Leslie Danzig.

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Elevate Chicago Dance 2018–Chicago, IL
Oct
21
1:30 PM13:30

Elevate Chicago Dance 2018–Chicago, IL

Catch an excerpt of Lucky Plush’s Rink Life at Elevate Chicago Dance 2018!

Elevate is a day of performances plus installations, workshops and discussions by 45 Chicago dancemakers.  The broadly defined theme of the day explores intersections between Dance, Space, Race, and Place. The Elevate Chicago Dance 2018 artists, through a diverse range of dance and interdisciplinary works, make connections with current ideas about the dynamics between race, social spaces, and personal and body histories. Learn more.

Chicago Cultural Center / Yates Gallery

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 / 1:30-2pm Rink Life

FREE and open to the public!

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Door Kinetic Arts Festival 2018–Door County, WI
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Door Kinetic Arts Festival 2018–Door County, WI

Lucky Plush returns to Door Kinetic Arts Festival for a week-long creative residency (June 10-15, 2018). Door County residents and visitors are invited to take a peek at the creative process through film screenings, staged readings, performed works in progress, workshops, and carefully curated cocktails. Learn more about DKAF.

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Harris Theater–Chicago, IL / PLUCKY LUSH '18
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Harris Theater–Chicago, IL / PLUCKY LUSH '18

TAB SHOW

Thank you to our generous PLUCKY LUSH '18 sponsors and partners!

Mary Beth & Dick Weiss

Grover Hermann Foundation

Scott & Susan O'Connell

Jennifer Edgcomb

Bobby Zabel

Tab Show is generously supported by Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation, Abby McCormick O’Neil and D. Carroll Joynes

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In conjunction with the Friday, April 27 performance of Tab Show, Lucky Plush hosts its annual benefit bash, PLUCKY LUSH 2018. Enjoy a pre-show cocktail (6:30-7:30pm), repertoire performance (7:30pm – 9pm), and mingle with the artists in the Level 1 lobby for heavy apps and bottomless drinks (9-11pm).

Tab Show features two distinct Lucky Plush works—Rink Life and Curb Candy—that highlight the company’s signature blend of dance, theatre, and comedy. In Rink Life, the sound design playfully builds upon disparate fragments of information—partially overheard conversations, musical scales, pop-song earworms—and is generated entirely by the performers in real-time. Curb Candy accumulates passing moments from favorite Lucky Plush repertory into a dreamlike roadshow. 

During intermission, there will be an opportunity for audience members to support the company through a paddle raise in the theater, inviting audience members to contribute directly to the performers' salaries, health stipends, and designer wages.

Important info about tickets: To begin the night, please navigate to the Level 1 Lobby of Harris Theater (205 E Randolph) to visit the PLUCKY LUSH check-in table. Pick up your Tab Show ticket and PLUCKY LUSH wristband, and enjoy a pre-show drink starting at 6:30 with curtain at 7:30pm. See you there!

  • Your PLUCKY LUSH ticket purchase includes a ticket to Tab Show. There is no need to visit the Harris Theater will call; instead, Lucky Plush staff will disperse Tab Showtickets to guests in the Level 1 Lobby.

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Harris Theater for Music and Dance–Chicago, IL
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Harris Theater for Music and Dance–Chicago, IL

  • Harris Theater for Music and Dance (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lucky Plush presents Tab Show

April 26-27, 2018

"Rhoads is a master of comedic timing and physical humor; she expertly tugs at the idiosyncrasies of human nature and seamlessly blends dance, theater and music. Her best works easily place her on the short list of our city’s strongest and most successful choreographers." –Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune

RINK LIFE

 

CURB CANDY

 
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TITAS Presents
Mar
9
to Mar 10

TITAS Presents

A group of washed-up super heroes join forces to create a nonprofit think tank but get caught up in the politics of branding and group dynamics. Fighting evil ain’t what it used to be. This is the basis for Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStripLucky Plush’s newest creation. Funny, smart and thought provoking, Lucky Plush is a breath of fresh air in the dance world. They’re going to quickly become a TITAS favorite!

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Elevate Chicago Dance
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

Elevate Chicago Dance

  • The Dance Center of Colombia College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This extraordinary festival of Chicago dance gathers choreographers from across the contemporary spectrum. The Dance Center programs conclude several days of performances, studio showings and discussions across the city. Elevate Chicago Dance is produced by Chicago Dancemakers Forum, the leading area supporter of new dance development.

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Virginia Tech | Moss Arts Center
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Virginia Tech | Moss Arts Center

As the only dance organization to receive the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the Chicago-based company is recognized for its layered choreography, palpable liveness, and socially relevant storytelling—all of which characterize its newest work created by Artistic Director Julia Rhoads and frequent collaborator Leslie Buxbaum Danzig.

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NC State LIVE | Public Showing
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

NC State LIVE | Public Showing

NC State LIVE is dedicated to helping artists bring their ambitious visions to the stage. During a week-long residency at NC State LIVE, Lucky Plush Productions receives space, time and technical support to bring Rooming House to life. In Rooming House, the company uses a complex game of whodunit to explore how we use stories to make cases for what we believe in and how we alter perceptions of what is real.

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NC State LIVE | Interactive Game Night
Sep
12
to Sep 14

NC State LIVE | Interactive Game Night

Join us for a live-action game loosely inspired by the board game Clue. Drawing from Rooming House's creation process, Lucky Plush invites participants to "play" a handful of stories with potentially life-changing actions (personal or current event). This on-your-feet game will set in motion playful and profound interpretations of our own and each other's stories: Who has agency around a life-changing even (action taker, affected, witness)? Why do people behave the way they do (fear, guilt, love)?

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