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Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville, IL
7:30 PM19:30

Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville, IL


In Rink Life, Lucky Plush brings its highly-integrated brand of dance theater into a communal space that nods to the visual aesthetics and social dynamics of 1970’s roller rink culture. Launching from a collision of plot points in several one-act plays, the script-turned-libretto is both spoken and sung by the ensemble, and builds upon fragments of everyday aural input—passing conversations, intimate exchanges, distant whispers, pop song ear-worms. These source inspirations come together in the delightful and moving world of Rink Life, where people navigate relationships, self-expression, and rejection in real-time.

Xfest ticket prices:

SIUE Students - Free
Adult (18 and older) - $15
Senior and Non-SIUE students - $12
SIUE Faculty and Staff - $12
Group rates available

All sales General Admission.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 618.650.2774 or in person at the Box Office, Dunham Hall, room 1042b

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone: 618-650-2774

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to Jun 14

Door Kinetic Arts Festival–Door County, WI / Rink Life

Rink Life

Lucky Plush returns to Door County, WI for the Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF)! Learn more about DKAF:

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.


7590 Boynton Lane
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202


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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Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre–Chicago, IL
to Nov 17

Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre–Chicago, IL

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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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Elevate Chicago Dance 2018–Chicago, IL
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
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
6:30 PM18:30

Harris Theater–Chicago, IL / PLUCKY LUSH '18


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
to Apr 27

Harris Theater for Music and Dance–Chicago, IL

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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




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