Director-choreographer Chris Berube stylishly integrates the considerable skill variation in his 17-member troupe to the music of Pink Floyd. The album is played straight through without embellishing dialogue or narrative bridges. The recorded song cycle, with its extensive use of environmental sounds and elliptical snippets of spoken text, provides just enough structural hooks for a suggestive allegorical fable about the evolution of the human spirit and its perpetual struggle with good and evil.
Why fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way by merely listening to "The Dark Side of the Moon" when you can see it accompanied by an original dance/movement performance piece? Such is the gauntlet thrown down by Berubians Theatre Company with its ensemble-developed no-frills workshop production that sets out to physicalize the archetypal themes of conflict, insanity, aging, death and resurrection in Pink Floyd's signature 1973 concept album.
Tickets are $30. Call the theatre at 323.850.7827.
(Mention my name [Sara Wimmer] to get $10 off)