Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre
Nov
2
to Nov 17

Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre

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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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PLUCKY LUSH '18 | Lucky Plush's benefit bash
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

PLUCKY LUSH '18 | Lucky Plush's benefit bash

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
    Apr
    26
    to Apr 27

    Harris Theater for Music and Dance

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    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

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    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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