Forced Entertainment

Tomorrow's PartiesJan 21

Forced Entertainment: Tomorrow's Parties (photo: Hugo Glendinning)

$23 | $30 WEEK OF • BUY TICKETS 5:00PM • Merrill Wright Mainstage

“Exquisitely crafted, humorous yet never facile, Tomorrow’s Parties haunts the thoughts: outstanding.”
— The Herald (Scotland, U.K.)

Forced Entertainment present a special, one-night only event: Tomorrow’s Parties is a playful, poignant, and at times delirious look forwards to a multitude of hypothetical futures both possible and impossible. On a stage framed by colored fairground lights, a minimal set hosts a low-fi theatrical explosion. The pleasure of invention takes two protagonists in different directions. Ranging across utopian and dystopian visions, science fiction scenarios, political nightmares, and absurd fantasies, Forced Entertainment delivers a thought-provoking survey of hopes and fears as they speculate about what the future will bring.

Forced Entertainment is a group of six artists based in Sheffield, U.K. Founded in 1984, they make work in theatre and performance and tour to audiences around the world. They have made serious work that turned out to be comical, and comical work that turned out to be deadly serious, digging deep into what theatre and performance might mean and the kinds of dialogue it can open with contemporary audiences. Their many projects aim to excite, challenge, question, and entertain other people. FE is as much interested in confusion as they are in laughter. 

 

NOTE

Tomorrow’s Parties is a special event and not included in a regular Season subscription. Subscribers can add tickets to Tomorrow’s Parties at a discount. Learn more about Forced Entertainment's 17/18 Season performance Real Magic (Jan 18-20) →

 

Tomorrow’s Parties is commissioned by Belluard Bollwerk International Fribourg. Co-produced by BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Internationale Sommerfestival Hamburg, Kaaitheater Brussels, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zurich. With the support of Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation and Sheffield City Council. 

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