DCPA's Off-Center Sets Full Cast for Third Rail's Immersive SWEET & LUCKY
Off-Center, a signature line of programming of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), has announced full casting for the upcoming off-site immersive experience, SWEET & LUCKY, a commission by Brooklyn-based Third Rail Projects. The show is scheduled to begin previews May 17.
SWEET & LUCKY's ensemble will include Lia Bonfilio (of Third Rail Projects) and Denver-based performers Diana Dresser, Colby Foss, Ondine Geary, Meredith C. Grundei, Leigh Miller, Patrick Mueller, Tara Rynders, Mackenzie Sherburne, Justin Walvoord, Edith Weiss, Ryan Wuestewald and Amanda Berg Wilson.
"SWEET & LUCKY continues Off-Center's tradition of creating inventive and engaging programming that upends tradition," said Scott Shiller, President and CEO of the DCPA. "We are honored to be collaborating with Third Rail Projects and Williams & Graham, both innovators in their fields, to bring the world premiere of this truly unique experience to Denver."
This two-hour performance takes place in a sprawling 16,000-square-foot warehouse (owned by Westfield Company) on Brighton Boulevard. Audiences will step into a mysterious antique store where nothing is for sale, follow performers through intricately designed environments, into intimate engagements, and witness a series of seductive and haunting flashbacks. It's a 360-degree experience that uses all five senses to evoke the power and fragility of memories. Dive deeper into the story by exploring the props and scenery firsthand, and enjoy specialty cocktails before and after the show crafted by award-winning mixologist Sean Kenyon at a pop up version of Kenyon's Williams & Graham.
Tickets are now available at www.sweetandluckydenver.com. Please note that each performance is limited to 72 audience members.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is a not-for-profit theatre organization dedicated to creating unforgettable shared experiences through beloved Broadway musicals, world-class plays, educational programs and inspired events. The DCPA is the largest non-profit theatre organization in the nation, offering more than 40 plays and musicals year-round that engage and inspire audiences of all ages and interests. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit organization. Off-Center is the newest and most unconventional arm of the DCPA. Off-Center focuses more on connecting people and upending expectations than on adhering to tradition.
Third Rail Projects, led by Artistic Directors Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, and Jennine Willett is dedicated to reframing dance and performance and bringing art to the public through an array of media and within a variety of contexts including site-specific performances, dance theater, installation art, video and multi-media projects, and immersive performance environments. Collectively, Third Rail Projects artists have been granted commissions, support, and residencies from presenters, organizations, and foundations including: Arts Brookfield, Danspace Project, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, Abrons Arts Center, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Dance New Amsterdam, Dance Theater Workshop, Topaz Arts, La Mama ETC, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, The American Music Center, The Lucky Star Foundation, and Materials for the Arts, among many others. Third Rail Projects artists have also received numerous awards including three New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards - for Then She Fell (2013) and Vanishing Point (2008) - a 2001 New York International Fringe Festival Award for Choreography from the Present Company, and others. For more information, visit www.thirdrailprojects.com.