PROMO: Lucky Plush Productions’ The Better Half: March 8th and 9th
Since 1999, the Chicago-based dance ensemble theater company, Lucky Plush Productions, has sought to marry humor and movement. The Chicago Tribune has not been shy with its praise, describing the company as “full of amusing, varied and tireless dancing by a troupe of dancers who ably double as comics.” During the weekend of March 8th, Lucky Plush will bring its combination of wit and whimsy to Boston with The Better Half.
The show is described as an adaptation of the cult-classic noir film, Gaslight (1944). In the movie, following the murder of her aunt, a woman is manipulated into believing she is mentally unstable. Most would wring this concept for parody and stop there. The Better Half, however, promises to energetically take this plot and mine it for humor, heart, and surprising turns. It drives to comment on tension in domestic relationships and the claustrophobia of contemporary living. The mix sounds promising.
Choreographer Julia Rhodes is ready to embrace all the distinct, perhaps disparate elements of the show. “I love setting up structures of risk, allowing for vulnerability,” Rhodes says. “I want the audience to feel they know the people onstage.”
In The Better Half and thirty other shows by Lucky Plush Productions, the ensemble eagerly presents bold, lively content.
Audiences will get the chance to encounter the unique performance themselves on Friday, March 8th at 7:30pm and Saturday, March 9th at 8pm in The Institute of Contemporary Art.