Premiered, March 3, 2016 at Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago
Featuring Lucky Plush’s signature blend of nuanced dialogue, complex choreography, and off-the-cuff improvisation, Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip follows a group of washed up superheroes attempting to reinvent themselves by starting a nonprofit think tank for do-gooders. Complex training missions and specialized movement techniques bring structure to their collective, but the unlikely supers are unable to find a shared mission and brand. In the struggle to achieve consensus, they discover that real-world problems are far more complex than singular forces of evil, and that having power is part of the problem.
CREATED, DIRECTED, AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY: Julia Rhoads
DEVISED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ENSEMBLE: Michel Rodriguez Cintra (Springster), Marc Macaranas/Jeff Ewing (Shadow), Elizabeth Luse (Professor Visionné), Benjamin Wardell/Jamy Meek (The Big Liberjinski), Melinda Jean Myers/Kara Brody (Mmm), Daniel Gibson/Aaron-Raheim White (Rapid Glitch), Meghann Wilkinson (Sparky Lightstep), Sojourner Zenobia: Onstage Media Artist
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Michael Caskey
LIGHTING DESIGN: Kevin Rechner
STAGE MANAGEMENT: Scott Nelson/Joshua Paul Weckesser
SOUND ENGINEER: Bradford Chapin
COSTUME DESIGN: Jeff Hancock
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Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip is commissioned and presented by the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and the Pamela Crutchfield Dance Fund through the Imagine Campaign. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (KCPA) at the University of Illinois supported SuperStrip through its 2015 Intensive Development Lab with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Further support for SuperStrip is provided through a creation grant and a residency grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a project grant from the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, as well as development and residency support from The Yard (Martha’s Vineyard) and Hope College.