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Roller Skating With My Cousin *

Roller Skating With My Cousin *

a devised work of The LIDA Project
The LIDA Project at BINDERY | space (Denver, CO)
January 15 – February 20, 2010
Co-Direction (with Tonya Malik-Carson) / Text / Sound Design / Co-Producer

Roller Skating With My Cousin is a musical love letter from the future, on wheels, with utter disregard for logic and linearity…let LIDA be your guide… For sensible people, the 1980s have long been thought of as a time best forgotten…Then along came the delightfully whacked-out lunatics at the LIDA Project. -Kurt Brighton, The Denver Post

About
Part science lab, part disco, Roller Skating With My Cousin combines the mythology and archetypes of the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel with the sexual revolutionary act of roller skating, while simultaneously asking whether we can all create a custom-designed universe in our kitchen sink and, furthermore, why did Ronald Reagan fail as the anti-Christ? This mash-up of themes results in a lively, dark romp in which a synchronized chorus of roller skaters builds a tower under a star-flecked mirror ball sky.

“It’s riveting, surprising, a beautiful cross…between theater and life.” -Juliet Wittman, Westword

Media Coverage
Rolling ’round the 80’s (The Denver Post)
Review: Bob Bows (Colorado Drama)
A Wheel Deal (Westword)

* World Premiere

 

Roller Skating With My Cousin (2010). Photo: Erin Preston.
Julie Rada (left) as Jodie Foster and Matthew Schultz (center) as John Hinkley Jr. in Roller Skating With My Cousin (2010). Photo: Erin Preston.