Soho Rep's No Dice Finds Non-Traditional Venue

News   Soho Rep's No Dice Finds Non-Traditional Venue Soho Rep's presentation of No Dice, the latest experimental work created by the Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, has found its Off-Broadway playground.

The non-traditional performances of No Dice will play 66 White Street, the former site of Sydney's Playground, a 6,000-square foot indoor playground that closed its doors this past August. The production will begin performances Dec. 6 prior to its official opening on Dec. 8, and will continue through Dec. 31.

"We are thrilled to have found this former indoor playground for No Dice," Soho Rep artistic director Sarah Benson said in a statement. "The show demands a non-theatrical space, and we are delighted to have been able to secure such a terrific location which is very much in tune with the spirit of the performance."

The Nature Theater of Oklahoma's mission is to explore and push the definitions of what is theatre and what is performance. No Dice has been performed in various performance spaces including an abandoned Rite Aid, a hotel conference room and traditional theatres.

Distilled down to a four-hour piece, No Dice, according to press notes, "is culled from over 100 hours of taped telephone conversations with actors, friends and family about their jobs, personal problems, aspirations and dreams… An epic of the everyday blown to transcendental proportions. The company filters the material of their own lives though the conventions of amateur dinner theater to arrive at a uniquely mind-altering experience." Nature Theater Company notes that ham sandwiches will be served to hungry audience members.

No Dice was commissioned by Soho Rep in 2006; the production later played the 2007 Under-the-Radar Festival while still in development. No Dice has also been presented at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival; in Portland, Oregon; and European engagements in Holland, Austria, Germany and Belgium. No Dice is conceived and directed by Nature Theater founders Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper. The cast comprises Anne Gridley, Thomas Hummel, Robert M. Johanson, Zachary Oberzan and Kristin Worrall. Music for the production is by Lumberob and Kristin Worrall, with production design by Peter Nigrini.

Tickets are available by visiting www.sohorep.org.

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