EventSeptember 11 - 20, 2014

REDCAT Opens New Season with Gob Squad

Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT)'s 2014-2015 season kicks off on Thursday (Sept. 11) with two weeks of multimedia theater brought by guest resident artists, the British-German ensemble Gob Squad.

From Sept. 11 through 20, Gob Squad presents its most widely toured production, Super Night Shot. Staging a "war on anonymity," four members of the squad will arm themselves with cameras and then walk around downtown Los Angeles for an hour before the show, looking for adventure and attempting to elevate the banality of everyday life into a glitzy blockbuster—complete with a hero and, if all goes well, a Hollywood kiss.

From the website:

Performers and audience watch the results together. The sound is mixed live and scored with elements from film soundtracks. The result is an experience halfway between theatre and film that comments on our relationship to the urban environment. A movie that is both fantastical and documentary, that is at the same time a product and a process, both a "making of" and the thing itself.

From Sept. 17 through 20, the ensemble uses a month of anthropological research collected at Venice Beach as inspiration for Western Society, co-presented with Center Theatre Group. In this multimedia snapshot of the American family, audience members are invited to play key roles in a performance filled with "bling" and mounds of Ferrero Rocher.

Above is a trailer for Super Night Shot.

Event Details

Gob Squad

Super Night Shot
Sept. 11 through 14, 8:30 pm
REDCAT
631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles
Tickets: general audience $24, members $20, CalArts affiliates $12

Western Society
Sept. 17 through 20, 8:30 pm
REDCAT
Tickets: general audience $24, members $20, CalArts affiliates $12

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