Lucky Plush Participates in “Summer Cubed” with Lookingglass and the Inconvenience


On September 3 at 6:00 pm, Lucky Plush Productions will perform alongside Lookingglass Theatre, Manuel Cinema, The New Colony, and The Inconvenience as part of Summer Cubed, an exploration of arts and media at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts. The Logan Center is  located at 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL. Audiences will move from space to space in the Logan Center to experience three works-in-progress, and are invited to join the artists for food and drink in the courtyard immediately following. Tickets are free with a reservation. Free tickets are available at Especially for Northsiders, a bus will be provided at Coopers, 1232 W Belmont, Chicago IL 60657 at 5:30pm (the bar opens at 4:30pm), returning to Coopers at 9:30pm from the Logan Center. This project is supported by a grant from the Arts Council and The Logan Center.

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Lucky Plush Productions is a Chicago-based ensemble dance theater company led by founder and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads. We are committed to provoking and supporting an immediacy of presence — a palpable liveness — shared by performers in real-time with our audiences. Since founding in 1999, Lucky Plush has premiered over 30 original works including performance installations, 2 dance films, and 10 evening-length productions. Recent and upcoming presentations of the company’s work include Spoleto Festival/USA (SC), Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (MA), DANCECleveland (OH), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (IL), Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (MD), NPN Conference/Painted Bride (PA), Jacob’s Pillow (MA), Hancher Auditorium (IA), Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago (IL), Steppenwolf Garage (IL), Joyce SoHo (NYC), Grace Street Theater (VA), Spring to Dance (MO), Cusp Conference (IL), College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University (MN), the Chicago Humanities Festival, and an international exchange with the Dance and Physical Theatre Trust of New Zealand, among others. Lucky Plush has also collaborated with Lookingglass Theater, Redmoon Theater, Walkabout Theater, and the interdisciplinary collective M5.hat is richly and uncompromisingly complex while also being accessible to broad audiences. Our work is often recognized for its playful interactions, surprising humor and incisive commentary on contemporary culture. The Chicago Tribune referred to Lucky Plush’s work as “A terrific odyssey, full of amusing, varied and tireless dancing by a troupe of dancers who ably double as comics.”