Tickets Go on Sale 8/1 for Complicite's MNEMONIC at Red Tape Theatre
Casting has been completed for Red Tape Theatre's (RTT) upcoming production of Mnemonic by Complicite, presented in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Ray. (Full cast list below) Tickets for this Chicago Premiere will go on sale Friday, August 1st, 2014 at www.redtapetheatre.org. All performances will be held at the DCASE Storefront Theater, located at 66 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL. Tickets during the regular run for Mnemonic, will be $15 General Admission with Preview tickets discounted at $12 and all Thursday night performances being "Pay What You Can". Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.
RTT is also excited about our current Indiegogo campaign underway. This specific campaign is designated to raise a minimum of $2000 to help bring Mnemonic to the DCASE Storefront theater stage. As of the time this press release was written, we have secured 24% towards our goal, a total of $485 in contributions with another 12 days left in the campaign. Supports have until August 9th at 11:59pm to make a contribution towards the campaign and can do so at http://igg.me/p/855354/x.
Mnemonic by Complicite
Originally conceived and directed by Simon McBurney
Devised by the company
Directed by Artistic Director Brandon Ray
September 2-October 5, 2014 (Opening Performance: Friday, September 5, 7:30pm)
Crossing continents and centuries, Mnemonic's frayed narrative weaves together the discovery of Ötzi the iceman, a woman's search for her absent father and the longing for a love lost. By persistently exploring "how we remember, what we remember, why we remember," Mnemonic calls us to question not only who we are but where we ultimately come from.
Mnemonic opened in July 1999 at the Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield and toured throughout Europe, receiving praise and The Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play. It was revived in 2001 where it toured to the National Theatre London as well as a successful run off-Broadway at the John Jay College Theater, receiving the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Achievement off Broadway for Unique Theatrical Experience.
Complicite began in 1983 by a small group of actors influenced by the French mime artists, Jacques Lecog and Phillippe Gaulier. They decided to use their training in theatrical movement and to start a traveling "physical theatre" performance group. What makes Complicite extraordinary is their ability to balance between text, live performance, sound design, and visuals. Their use of all these elements, in combination with their unique movement-based performance style makes them a prime example of successful post-modern theatre and the voice of the new post-modern and technology-driven era. We live our lives in multiplicity and fragments, and Complicite has taken that and put it on stage to examine.
About the Director - Artistic Director, Brandon Ray, was formerly the inaugural Artistic Director of Chicago's New Leaf Theatre. While at New Leaf, he directed the Joseph Jefferson award-nominated productions of As It Is In Heaven and the US premiere of David Hare's The Permanent Way. Other Chicago directing credits include The Sovereign Statement for the Neo-Futurists, Reckless and Accelerando at New Leaf, Three Hymns of Apathy at the side project, With Every Wish at Petri Dish Theatre and Beatrice and Beau at Collaboraction's 9th Sketchbook festival.
The complete cast for Mnemonic is as follows:
DIRECTED by Brandon Ray
ALICE- Meghan Reardon*
ALICE U/S- Charlotte Cannon
VIRGIL- Chris Carr
VIRGIL U/S- Sean Wilberg
SPINDLER- Robert Oakes
*Denotes RTT Ensemble Member
About Red Tape Theatre - Red Tape Theatre, now in our 11th season, is committed to the creation of new and experimental work through collaborations with our ensemble, playwrights, musicians, dancers, and visual artists. Red Tape's plays invite our audiences to re-imagine their world and serve a vital purpose in our community: to arrest attention and create empathy. This work is supported by our Fresh Eyes Playwrights Workshop and the Chicago Fringe Artist Networking Night, both of which are produced annually.