WORLD PREMIERE by Brian Jucha with the Catastrophic ensemble
Using found text, music, stylized physicality, and an abundance of pop culture references They Do Not Move winds its way through an imagined American future in which democracy has been defeated and a disorganized band of vagrants, waifs, and strays are hunted by monarchist forces. Their only defense? An expressionist cavalcade of song and dance. There will be a beauty pageant. There will be a sitcom. There will be conversion therapy. Horror movies, cancel culture, and Texas law feature prominently in this oddly moving, frenetically funny love letter to our city, a devised dance-theatre piece that could only come from the mind of Brian Jucha. Like each of his works, They Do Not Move is sublimely derivative and apropos of everything.
Jucha previously collaborated with IBP and Catastrophic to create Last Rites (1997), We Have Some Planes (2002), and Toast (2019). In its cover story, American Theatre magazine called We Have Some Planes “ darkly hilarious and compelling… like the best of remembered dreams ” and said, “ Jucha and the extraordinary Infernal Bridegroom company have given us a way to open our eyes .”Read more
Presented by The Catastrophic Theatre
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We suggest $35. More if you have it. Less if you don't.
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The $35 suggested ticket price isn’t based on what it costs to make the show (which would make it much higher). And it isn’t based on the role we believe money should play in artistic endeavors (which would make it much lower). It is somewhere in between: a suggestion for those who have asked for one. If you really don’t know where to begin with choosing a ticket price, begin at $35.
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- All tickets are general admission: Seating is first-come-first-served.
- Pay-What-You-Can tickets are sold in increments of $5 from $0 to whatever you want to pay.
- Each ticket is subject to a $2 fee at check out.
- Wheelchair accessible seating is available.
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- The runtime for this performance is TBD.
- NO LATE SEATING: Please arrive at the theatre at least 15-30 minutes before the performance. Tickets that are not picked up 5 minutes before show time will be released to the waiting list.
- We will be unable to seat ticketholders once the performance has begun.
- No outside food or drinks are allowed on the premises.
- This performance is recommended for ages 12 and over.
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