Fuerza Bruta: Look Up to Play Chicago in May

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A new production of Fuerza Bruta: Look Up, the hit international spectacle, will open May 21 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Broadway In Chicago announced the plans, which include the transformation of the lobby and stage of the historic landmark to accommodate the aerial effects utilized in the production, which also includes a suspended pool.

"We are excited to bring this show to Chicago in partnership with the Auditorium Theatre," said Broadway In Chicago president Lou Raizin in a statement. "It is an extraordinary experience that may never have come to Chicago due to the unusual technical and physical requirements of this show. Thinking out of the box was necessary to have this amazing event come to our city."

De La Guarda's Diqui James (co-founder/co-creator) and Gaby Kerpel (composer/musical director) created Fuerza Bruta that began performances Off-Broadway Oct. 11, 2007, and opened Oct. 24 at the former home of De La Guarda. Originally scheduled as a limited engagement, Fuerza Bruta is now enjoying an open-ended run at the Daryl Roth Theatre.

According to press notes, "Breaking free from the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention, Fuerza Bruta: Look Up is an event where worlds collide and reality takes a back seat. At show time, audiences are ushered onto the main stage where they are engulfed in a 360 degree spectacle featuring mind-blowing visual effects just inches above the audience that must be seen to be believed - a man running full throttle on a giant treadmill, bursting through a series of moving walls; performers suspended in mid-air surrounded by a vast sea of mylar; and gorgeous women twisting ethereally in a lucite pool above the audience."

Tickets will go on sale in February. Visit FuerzaBruta.

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