Leave it to Third Rail Projects to take a 1977 Coleman pop-up camper and convert it into a stage, which is just what they’ve done for “Roadside Attraction,” a new nomadic performance-installation and shrine to kitschy Americana.
~ Siobhan Burke, The New York Times
Third Rail Projects
Third Rail’s Newest Site-Specific Dance, Voice & Theater Work: An Homage To Family, The 1970s &
Life On The Move
Thur Sept 12, 7pm | Wed Sept 18, 12pm
Thur Sept 19th, 7pm
“Roadside Attraction” is a family vacation that steps back in time to when Supertramp was on the radio, Connect Four was on the folding table and frisky business was in the bunks. Mom’s red Candies clapped from the camper’s linoleum kitchen window before she emerged in her cheetah print bathing suit with matching blanket, her platinum wig blowing in the breeze. Exploring expectations, acceptance, and the excruciating but illuminating identification with family role models, “Roadside Attraction” is a slice of nostalgic Americana, replete with lawn chairs, a picnic table, and all the trappings of a family that has been together on a road trip for far, far too long.
NOTE: Third Rail is creating a special piece for opening night! RSVP Here:
What Is Third Rail Projects?
Third Rail Projects, led by Artistic Directors Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, and Jennine Willett is dedicated to reframing dance and performance and bringing art to the public through an array of media and within a variety of contexts including site-specific performances, dance theater, installation art, video and multi-media projects, and immersive performance environments.
Roadside Attraction at Brookfield Place Plaza, photos by Kathryn Yu