Cinderbox 2.0: Lucky Plush

Cinderbox 2.0: Lucky Plush


Lucky Plush Productions will present two evening-length works in repertory: Cinderbox 2.0 (premiere) and The Better Half (2011).

In Cinderbox 2.0, LPP's Artistic Director Julia Rhoads revisits the distinctive world of Cinderbox 18 (2007, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago) with new material. A playful and surreal take on media's voyeuristic approach to "reality," Cinderbox 2.0 blurs the distinctions between observer and observed, personal and presentational, scripted and off-the-cuff, and spirals into a dark comedy that is oddly familiar and wonderfully surprising. Original music by Michael Caskey, video design by John Boesche, and lighting design by Kevin Rechner. Cinderbox 2.0 will be presented in conjunction with The Better Half. Tickets sold separately.

Want to see both Lucky Plush shows in repertory? Check out the Double Features on Saturday, October 5 and Saturday, October 12! Enjoy dinner, drinks, and discussion with the artists between shows.

Led by founder and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads, Lucky Plush Productions (LPP) is committed to provoking and supporting an immediacy of presence – a palpable liveness – shared by performers in real-time with its audiences. LPP is equally dedicated to creating work that is richly and uncompromisingly complex while also being accessible to broad audiences. Critics and audiences alike recognize LPP for its playful interactions, surprising humor and incisive commentary on contemporary culture. Lucky Plush has premiered over 25 original works including site-specific works, dance films, and 10 evening-length productions. Recent presentations include Spoleto Festival/USA (SC), World Music/CRASHArts at ICA/Boston (MA), DANCECleveland (OH), Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (MD), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, College of St. Benedict & St. John's University (MN), Hancher Auditorium (IA), Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Joyce SoHo (NY), and Spring to Dance (MO), among others, as well as an international exchange with the Dance & Physical Theatre Trust of New Zealand and New Zealand Dance Company. Rhoads is the recipient of the 2013 Alpert Award in Dance, and has received fellowships from Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Cliff Dwellers Foundation, Illinois Arts Council, and the Jacob K Javits Foundation, and she was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2010.

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