Lucky Plush: The Better Half


The Better Half
October 4 & 5, 2012 . 8PM
Lucky Plush Productions
Lucky Plush Productions photo by William Frederking
Principal People: 

Artistic Director Julia Rhoads

Stage Director Leslie Buxbaum Danzig

Special Announcement: 

Plan to arrive early on Friday. Family Weekend activities will be held at the Center and throughout campus, increasing traffic and parking congestion.

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Estimated Length: 
80 minutes
Program Notes: 

Lucky Plush Productions presents a dance/theatre hybrid based on — and poking fun at — the classic film Gaslight, about a villainous husband who tries to drive his wife insane.

In the hands of artistic director Julia Rhoads and director Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, this rowdy, witty dance-theatre piece transcends its sources to examine wedded (or unwedded) “bliss” from unexpected physical and emotional angles.

Join the artists for a Talk Back after the October 4 performance.   

Co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

The presentation of The Better Half is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Stage director Leslie Buxbaum Danzig was at the Center most recently with 500 Clown and the Elephant Deal (2008-2009).