Constance and the Perpetual Motion Machine
On tour from Chicago for two nights at Cloud City, Rough House presents its latest critically acclaimed, darkly humorous puppet play of catastrophe, grief and mechanical engineering. As Nora, a young engineer, wrestles with the recent loss of her best friend, Constance, she must navigate a dream world steeped in fragmented and distorted memory. Abetted by a man on a quest for mechanical perfection, Nora is torn between the memory of loss and the promise of a machine that never slows, never fails, and never dies.
“Rough House Theater’s latest piece is elegant and odd, featuring shadow puppets, an all-white kinetic set, and a perpetual motion machine.” -Chicago Reader
Created and Performed by Emma Alamo, Kay Kron, Mike Oleon, Claire Saxe and Emme Williams.
Shadows by Sara Drake, costumes by Haley Jaeger, machine by Robert Katovich.
June 10th at 8pm
June 11th at 8pm