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REDMOON Announces New INDOORS 2013-14 Series

Chicago’s acclaimed Spectacle-driven theater Redmoon
announces its 2013-14 series of indoor events and performances, known
as “Redmoon INDOORS,” its first season inside its mammoth new warehouse
headquarters in Chicago’s diverse Pilsen neighborhood at 2120 S.
Jefferson Street.  Under the direction of Producing Artistic Director
Frank Maugeri with Executive Artistic Director Jim Lasko and Managing Director Sophia Wong Boccio, the new “Redmoon INDOORS” begins November 1, 2013 and runs through April, 2014.

 

Redmoon’s
new home is a massive, multi-purpose performance space, open access
build shop and Chicago’s new hub for the production and presentation of
Spectacle art – interactive, imagistic and immersive experiences. 
“Redmoon INDOORS” includes six large-scale ticketed events and
productions, with revenue directly funding Redmoon’s core civic mission:
to present powerful summer Night Out in the Parks
, community celebrations throughout the City of Chicago, all for free and all outdoors. 

 

“The
‘Redmoon INDOORS’ Spectacle Series amplifies the best of our work,”
said Maugeri.  “This includes family-friendly events geared toward
children and their parents, 21-and-over happenings that Chicagoans look
forward to each year, and the professional Spectacle productions that
have earned Redmoon critical acclaim and a national presence.
 Importantly, the ‘INDOORS’ series makes our ambitious free outdoor
events like
Night Out in the Parks possible.”


2013-14 “Redmoon INDOORS” Spectacle Series

Boneshaker

Friday, November 1, 2013

Time:   9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

 

Redmoon kicks off the Spectacle Series on All Saints Day (a.k.a. the Day of the Dead) with its 3rd annual Boneshaker
celebration, a night of costumed fun that combines interactive
site-specific design and unique contraptions with hours of unexpected
entertainment.  Among the many offerings of this festive, immersive
world of Spectacle are
large-scale projections, a chance to be in a live-feed movie, several mobile DJ contraptions, a Redmoon signature “wow” piece the Fire Organ and performance by punk marching band Mucca Pazza.

 

Tickets: $75

Includes food and drinks throughout the evening

21 and over



 

Skelebration (NEW)

Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3, 2013

Times:  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

On the Saturday and Sunday following Boneshaker, Redmoon presents Skelebration,
a new family-friendly event for parents and children to celebrate the
fall season and adventure together in the exploratory Spectacle
playground of Redmoon’s transformed space.  For two hours, families can
perform
in
gigantic shadow shows, build masks, experience DJs on mobile
contraptions and play in Redmoon’s indoor park of swings and
roller-skating.

 Families will find a way to explore, discover and connect with their
community through a diverse, multi-media experience celebrating the
ritual of Halloween in a new, alternative way.

 

Tickets: Adults $20, Kids $12, Kids under 3 FREE

Includes 2-hour entrance, food and activities



 

Winter Pageant

Directed by John Musial with Frank Maugeri

*Press Preview:  Tuesday, December 10, 7 p.m.

Dec 13 – 15, Dec 20 – 22, 2013

Times: Fridays – 7 p.m.

Saturdays – 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Sundays – 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.

 

In December, the 15th Annual Winter Pageant features collaborators Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts and punk rock surf band San Andreas Fault.  The approximately 50-minute-long production is directed by John Musial with Frank Maugeri.  The 2013 Winter Pageant
presents a new original myth inspired by the poem “The Conference of
the Birds” by Farid ud-Din Atta and tells the story of a flock of birds
who journey to find their lost king.  The
production evokes themes of hope and community.  Audiences at this
nontraditional family production can expect Redmoon’s intricate
mechanics, inventive puppetry, expressive dance and unique style of
visual wonder.

 

On the Saturdays leading up to Winter Pageant, November 9 – December 7,
Redmoon will open its doors for Open Access Builds, where community
members of all ages can help Redmoon artists create art and objects for
the Winter Pageant production.

 

Tickets: Adults $25, Kids $15, Kids under 3 FREE



 

Revolution (NEW)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Time:   9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

 

To ring in the New Year, Redmoon presents the brand new Revolution.
 This one-night-only event is an evening of ritual and elegance that
includes Redmoon’s daring and unexpected interpretation of all the
classic elements of a typical New Year’s Eve celebration, though with a
typical Redmoon twist as attendees are invited to make not a
“resolution” but a “revolution.”  An indoor circus tent, local dessert
artisans, the 8-piece brass R&B band The O’My’s, a theme of
candlelight and bubbles and a spectacular “fire” midnight countdown make Redmoon’s
Revolution the hottest new Chicago New Year’s Eve tradition.

 

Tickets: $100

Includes food and drinks throughout the evening

21 and over



Spectacle Lunatique

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Time:   6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

 

Redmoon follows Revolution with its annual Spectacle Lunatique.  One of Chicago’s most anticipated galas, Lunatique includes
a decadent night of inspired performance, some of Chicago’s best food
and drinks and an exciting announcement of Redmoon’s upcoming summer
events. 

 

Tickets:  Call 312-850-8440 x100 for ticket packages and rates.

 

Spring Spectacle

Created by Jim Lasko and Directed by Blake Montgomery

*April Fool’s Preview Night: April 1, 2014, 8 p.m.

Weekends from April 4 – April 20

Times: Fridays – 8 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

 

Tickets:  Adults $25, Kids $15, Kids under 3 FREE

 

Redmoon
concludes its “Redmoon INDOORS” Spectacle Series in May with a massive
Spectacle production that captures the magnitude of Redmoon’s highly
acclaimed outdoor work,
Spring Spectacle,
an ambitious production guaranteed to expand the audiences’ heart and
mind. Created by Jim Lasko and directed by Blake Montgomery, the
family-friendly
Spring Spectacle will provoke audiences’ imagination with giant machines, larger-than-life visuals and original music.

 

All
productions and events are performed at Redmoon’s new home, located at
2120 S. Jefferson Street.  Ample free parking is available in both the
adjacent parking lot and on the street.

Programming details and scheduling are subject to change.

 

Tickets

Tickets to the new “Redmoon INDOORS” are available now by calling the Redmoon Box Office at 312-850-8440 x123 or online at www.redmoon.org



 

About Redmoon

Redmoon‘s
mission is to transform the experience of our city through free large
scale theatrical events that promote community, creativity and an
empowered democracy.
  Redmoon burst into Chicago’s cultural consciousness with its award-winning production of Moby Dick
in 1995. Commended for its unique aesthetic, the production boasted a
unique blend of puppetry, pageantry, gadgetry and robust physical
performance that became Redmoon’s signature.  While the indoor
productions continued to receive critical acclaim and popular support,
Jim Lasko chose to focus the theater’s energy outdoors, where Redmoon
sought to deploy spectacle to bridge difference and transform the ways
that people see and understand public spaces.  Over the past 23 years,
Redmoon has become a valued Chicago institution with its high-profile
collaborations, vibrant outdoor performances and genuine community
partnerships.  Site-specific performances opened in Millennium Park,
animated the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art and commemorated
the groundbreaking for the Modern Wing for the Art Institute.  At the
same time, Redmoon brought its work to the parks and streets of
Chicago’s neighborhoods.  Redmoon has performed for more than 250,000
people in 30 different neighborhoods.   More details  at  REDMOON.org

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