Endplay at Steppenwolf!

Posted in events on May 11th, 2010

Join us at the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre for our performance of Endplay, a vibrant dance piece inspired by one of Samuel Bechett’s short dramas!

Conceived and directed by Julia Rhoads, Endplay uses  Beckett’s Come and Go as a point of departure. The piece highlights a group of characters whose rituals and games serve as a means of affirming themselves as they are lost in a cycle of endless repetition.

“…a zany comedy that deftly mixes quirky silences, musical chairs-style games, some lovely rural-tinged romantic interludes and even a nutty tea party.”
Chicago Sun-Times

” Rhoads took a short Samuel Beckett play for a ride and never looked back.”
Time Out Chicago’s 10 Best dance moments of the decade

Also performing:  Square the Circle will play a set inspired by Beckett’s work, and members of the celebrated Chicago theatre collectives The Neo-Futurists and Theater Oobleck will team up to perform selections from their wildly acclaimed show The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett As Found In An Envelope (partially burned) In A Dustbin In Paris Labeled “Never to be performed. Never. Ever. EVER! Or I’ll Sue! I’LL SUE FROM THE GRAVE!!!”.

Also included is food, drink and a crash course in the world of Beckett.

Friday, May 21, 5:30 pmFREE!
Steppenwolf Garage Theatre, 1624 N Halsted, Chicago

This event is free, but you must RSVP to Steppenwolf Audience Services at (312) 335 1650

Punk Yankees at APAP in NYC

Posted in events, news on December 28th, 2009

Chicago’s Julia Rhoads/Lucky Plush Productions, one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2010, showcases excerpts from Punk Yankees, a provocative and entertaining dance theater work that combines live performance, video, and the internet to ask questions about authenticity, originality, and the ownership of dance in the digital age.

Sunday, January 10, 2010
Doors open at 7pm
Performance 7:15-7:45pm

City Center, Black Box Studio 4
130 West 56th Street, Manhattan
(b/t 6th & 7th Avenues)

RESERVATIONS: julia@luckyplush.com or 773-862-9484

Special Interest Session:
From Dance Creation to Preservation: Negotiating Copyright
Saturday, January 9, 8-9am (See Schedule for location)

Please also visit us at:
Audience Architects Booth #19
Rhinelander Gallery

The creation of Punk Yankees was made possible in part by the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Joyce Theater Foundation, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2009: Chicago grant funded by a generous contribution from The Boeing Company.