Actors Touring Company Celebrates Jeff Koons Beginning Nov. 15

News   Actors Touring Company Celebrates Jeff Koons Beginning Nov. 15
 
The iconic American kitsch artist Jeff Koons is the fulcrum of Rainald Goetz’s play Jeff Koons, yet Koons doesn’t even appear as a character.

Following a national tour, the U.K. premiere production lands at London’s ICA Nov. 15. The show’s publicity promises an innovative and arresting piece of theatrical invention, riffing around all things Koonsian. It comes to the U.K. care of the Actors Touring Company, directed by Gordon Anderson. He and designer Becs Andrews worked together for six months on the stage design — about which the press release deliberately gives little away. Andrews bagged the Linbury Biennial Prize for this design. The play itself, by Munich-born Goetz, is described by Anderson as "making connections, how we reach one another, get through to each other, or not, whether through sex or love or art or commerce or noise or silence or whatever."

The show has been translated by David Tuchingham and choreographed by Dan O’Neill. The cast includes Andrew Dennis, Danielle King, Nazim Kourgli, Louise Ludgate and John McGuinness — playing, variously, The Cool Chic, The Hot Fox, The Wild Tigress, John the Baptist, Bobby on the Beat and Cuddly Toy.

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