Rock Lobster


Took some photos last night for Lights Out Theatre's upcoming show called "Song for a New Generation." The show was cute and quirky and delightful to watch. The ensemble had a lovely energy, despite rehearsing in what was a large dining room up in the Edgewater neighborhood.

It's really neat to be walking along a snowy sidewalk, frustrated with the depth of the snow and the wind's relentless sass...and then, walk up to a building, ring the bottom buzzer and suddenly be in a space that is full of such interesting, fun energy. While the snow whipped about outside, the greater Chicagoland area didn't know that inside there was magic brewing. The greater
Chicagoland area didn't know about the cast of about 10 who have worked hard to learn some swinging choreography. The greater Chicagoland area didn't know about the fun mix of sci-fi, music and dance. They didn't know about the way the performers rose to the challenge of performing for an audience who was mere inches from them, sitting in dining room chairs. They didn't know about the audience member who even was sitting on the floor in an effort to take up as little space as possible.

Outside, the concern was getting around and getting out of the snow--anywhere. Inside this space, there was sweet sci-fi magic.