Lucky Plush Productions
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8 PM
Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall
Equal parts dance and theatre, The Queue unfolds in a fictional airport, where travelers stumble humorously and awkwardly into the high stakes of each other's private lives.
The central narrative is adapted from a 1746 farcical play, A Will and No Will, in which the imminent death of an old man propels an assortment of seemingly unrelated characters into a chaotic negotiation of their stakes in his life and their potential inheritances.
Influences of slapstick, vaudeville, and Busby Berkeley-style choreography are combined to concoct a clever, surreal and loveable dance-theatre production. We kick up the fun a couple of notches with live music by The Claudettes, a neo-vaudevillian drum and piano duo.
Lucky Plush Productions is a Chicago-based dance theatre company known for its playful interactions, surprising humor, and incisive commentary on contemporary culture. The company is equally dedicated to creating work that is richly complex while also being broadly accessible.
Pre-show discussion with choreographer Julia Rhoads, 7 PM, Upchurch Rehearsal Hall (lower level, Thompson Hall).
“The seven performers have a knack for making it seem like everyday people just break out in pirouettes to punctuate a sentence.” – Chicago Splash
[2:05] INTERVIEW WITH JULIA RHOADS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
This residency is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. The presentation of The Queue was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.