Event Calendar
Jan 17 , 2018

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater: Matinee

Cobb Great Hall

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“A sexy meditation on romantic escapism...” –Minneapolis Star Tribune

Be transported to a time of grainy, romantic films in which celluloid characters pass through layered interactions in pursuit of love and connection. Films-within-films collide in Matinee, a dance/theater/film piece inspired by Robert Coover’s extraordinary New Yorker short story. This remarkable work is created by Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater artistic co-directors Stuart Pimsler and Suzanne Costello, in collaboration with filmmaker Andrew Welken. A man and a woman search for connection, filled with desire and longing for a wisp of something just out of reach. Throughout this wondrously intertwined piece, the performers move effortlessly through the stage and screen, exploring the nature of relationships in the delicate divide between fantasy and reality.

Underwritten in part by the William Wright Endowment Fund for New Works.

after chats
There will be an AfterChat following this performance inside the Great Hall.

Age Recommendation

This performance contains adult subject matter and sexual innuendo, and may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 16. As you may know, Matinee is a new production. It premiered earlier this year in Minneapolis, and has earned both audience and critical praise at each performance stop.

If you have any questions regarding the content of Matinee, please call the Wharton Center Ticket Office at 1.800.WHARTON.

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