Radio Head Album Inspires Chicago Stage Production

News   Radio Head Album Inspires Chicago Stage Production
 
Chicago's Tympanic Theatre has announced plans to produce Today We Escape, a new stage work inspired by the 1997 Radio Head album "OK Computer," which will premiere in spring 2015.

The play is a companion piece to the theatre's 2012 stage endeavor Deliver Us From Nowhere, which was inspired by Bruce Springsteen's album "Nebraska."

Today We Escape will run March 13-April 4, 2015. The production will pair 12 Chicago playwrights and directors to create an evening of theatre based on the Radio Head album.

According to Tympanic, "Each writer will use a song on the record as the springboard for a short play before an ensemble of musicians composes original music based on the plays themselves... Today We Escape is a meditation on how art reflects art; a live album in the most unique sense of the word, and a celebration of music that is at times detached, yet strangely comforting."

Tympanic will also stage Jackie Sibblies Drury's Social Creatures (Oct. 31-Nov. 16) as part of its 2014-15 season.

Visit tympanictheatre.org.

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