The Better Half is a playful look at contemporary relationships, combining dance and theater in a work that is emotionally rich, funny, and full of revealing surprises. Inspired in part byGaslight, the 1944 noir classic in which Ingrid Bergman plays a woman slowly driven mad by her conniving husband, The Better Half invokes feelings of claustrophobia, escape and resilience among couples.
The Better Half is co-created and co-directed by Lucky Plush’s Artistic Director Julia Rhoads and Leslie Buxbaum Danzig of the acclaimed physical theater company 500 Clown. With performers from both Lucky Plush and 500 Clown, The Better Half comes to life with the multi-faceted cast of Julia Rhoads, Adrian Danzig, Tim Heck, Kim Goldman, and Meghann Wilkinson. The work is commissioned by the MCA Stage and was developed in part through a MCA creative residency.
Running time: 75 minutes, no intermission