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Lucky Plush Productions presents Rooming House, their newest dance theater work premiering as part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series.
Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre | 1700 Halsted, Chicago | Enter through Front Bar
Co-created by founder and artistic director Julia Rhoads and collaborating director Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, Rooming House synthesizes contemporary dance and theater to create a dynamic blueprint for exploring the question: what makes a person do something that could have life changing consequences?
Playful and personal, Rooming House begins with an intimate conversation among friends, slipping easily between Spanish and English, as they recall stories of people who’ve taken actions with potentially devastating costs. When the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is mentioned, varied interpretations propel the group into a physically and psychologically complex game of whodunit, taking them down a rabbit hole into the lives of everyday people who do extraordinary things—from life endangering rescues, to defecting from Cuba, to letting go of someone you love.
Rooming House features Lucky Plush ensemble members Kara Brody, Michel Rodriguez Cintra, Elizabeth Luse, Rodolfo Sánchez Sarracino, Aaron R. White and Meghann Wilkinson.
Original Music, Michael Caskey
Lighting Designer, Alexander Ridgers
Sound Engineer, Bradford Chapin
Stage Manager, Ariela Subar