The Neo-Futurists Have Their Cast and Creative Team for TANGLES & PLAQUES

The Neo-Futurists have announced the cast and creative team for Ensemble Member Kirsten Riiber’s  TANGLES & PLAQUES.

Directed by Artistic Associate Jen Ellison, the production features Riiber, Kaitlyn Andrews, Ida Cuttler, Justin Deming, Mike Hamilton, Nick Hart, and Dan Kerr-Hobert.

The production team includes Alex Schwaninger (professional consultant), John Kelly (lighting designer), John Wilson (set designer) and Kate Hardiman (production manager).

TANGLES & PLAQUES attempts to demystify the experience of dementia in the language of theatre—offering a vivid, poignant, participatory experience that is unique to each audience and different every performance. Creator Kirsten Riiber* and Director Jen Ellison+ conduct a symphony of impossible tasks and egregious forgery with the help of the audience and cast, along with guidance from Memory Care Director Alex Schwaninger, a professional counselor at the local Bethany Retirement Community, the ensemble interrogates the life and death of memories— how they persist, when they depart and the ways they distort over time.

TANGLES & PLAQUES at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster) in Andersonville. Previews are Thursday, Oct. 12 – Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m., with opening night Monday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Performances run Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for previews and Thursdays are pay-what-you-can; for the regular run, tickets are $10-25. Tickets and information are available at or 773.275.5255.

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