Plasticene, a Chicago-based physical theatre company, will present Refuge, a kaleidoscopic exploration of collapse, loss and escape, at the National Pastime Theatre, April 1-18.
Utilizing suitcases and a few sparse screens with Refuge, Plasticene evokes a world in tilt with the stories of four people balancing precariously on its edge.
Dexter Bullard directs Mark Comiskey, Julia Fabris, Sharon Gopfert and Brian Shaw. Music for Refuge is composed and performed live by Eric Leonardson, with lighting by Jaymi Smith.
Plasticene premiered in 1995 with their production of doorslam at The Chopin Theatre, with successful transfers to Steppenwolf's Studio and the famed Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Subsequent pieces include: volume xii and Have Not Hold.
For tickets ($10) or more information on Refuge, call (773) 227-6487. -- By Sean McGrath