Assignment #403 is a piece set to the tunes of local band Impossible Recording Machine. Movement Foster, video by Joe Lewis, and shadow puppetry by Sam Polce, tell the story of two humans, who with the relentless assistance of unseen, unknown friends, find each other after great pain and boredom. As the two humans’ bond grows, a new tree is formed.
The night itself is a celebration, a gift to the audience. The show is free. There will be free refreshments, local art in the lobby, and a different child musician playing before each show.
Cast: Alex Balestrieri, Felicia Bertch, Mark Chaitin, Missi Davis, Sarah Fornace, Kathryn Hribrar, Amanda Link, Eric Prather, Samantha Schutte, Anna Stevens, Alice Wedoff, Noel Williams, and Adam Verner.
Music from: Impossible Recording Machine, Mikhail Fiksel, Kevin O’Donnell, Charles Kim, Savvy, Jefferey Thomas, and Mark Messing.
Shadow puppets made by Sam Polce and Taylor Bibat.
Video projection by Joe Lewis.
Guest trailer creators: Drew Dir and Dav Yendler.
Show dates: Oct 20, 21, 22, and 25.
Lobby opens at 7:30pm for local art, live music, tasty refreshments, and lots of good people. Show at 8pm.
Special after party on the 22nd, brought to us by the UnGnomes.
Kasey Foster is a Chicago-based performer and choreographer. Currently, Foster is singing for local bands, Savvy and This Must be the Band on weekends. She has worked with Redmoon Theater, where she performed in three of their annual Winter Pageants, as well as Boneyard Prayer, The Princess Club, Once Upon a Time, and The Golden Truffle. Her first performance at HCL was in a production of The Maids, as the character Solange. It was at this time that her deep love for the HCL space and people began. Other companies Foster is fortunate to have worked with include Dog n Pony, Collaboraction, Red Tape, Adventure Stage, and The Anatomy Collective. Foster’s favorite work lies in choreography.