Rink Life World Premiere

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In Rink Life, Lucky Plush brings its highly integrated approach to dance-theater into a communal space that nods to the visual aesthetics and social dynamics of 1970’s roller rink culture, where relationships and storylines are as transient as the world that contains them. Rink Life’s staging and choreography are built from the rink’s spatial rules and social codes, and its script-turned-libretto—created from passing conversations, distant whispers, pop-song earworms, and found scripts—is entirely spoken and sung live. As the ensemble sings full-throatedly to score their experiences, they demonstrate through effort, risk, beauty, and failure that they—and we—are utterly dependent on one another.

Created and Directed by Julia Rhoads
Devised in collaboration with the ensemble: Kara Brody, Michel Rodriguez Cintra, Elizabeth Luse, Jacinda Ratcliffe, Rodolfo Sánchez Sarracino, A. Raheim White, Meghann Rose Wilkinson
Collaborating Director: Leslie Buxbaum Danzig
Vocal Collaborator: Bethany Clearfield 
Lighting Designer: Rachel Levy
Audio Engineer: Bradford Chapin
Costume Designer: Patrick Burns
Production Stage Manager: Rachel Damon


*While supplies last. 25 tickets available at this discounted price

Running Time
80 mins
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
Musical Theater


Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre

1700 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60608