April 27, 2017

‘Stardust Chicken’ is at Kleinau Theatre

The last full show of the performance art season is this weekend as “Stardust Chicken” hits the Marion Kleinau Theatre stage, beginning today (Thursday) through Saturday, April 27-29. 

Shows begin at 8 p.m. in the theater, which is in the Communications Building on the second floor. 

The show is an original production, directed by Craig Gingrich-Philbrook, professor of performance studies. Gingrich-Philbrook wrote the text along with members of the cast. 

The story takes place in the distant future, in a place remote from Earth, as the residents of a lost spaceship observe the annual commemoration of the extinct domestic fowl, the chicken. Each person has a unique take on the chicken, so that the commemoration becomes a reflection on the values and necessities of a planet-less life in the stars. 

Tickets are $7, $5 for students, and are available at the door before the performance begins. Payment is cash only. The performance includes mature themes. To reserve tickets, call 618/453-5618.