The Astroturf Tailgate
a theatrical phantasmagoria
of war no more!
Although it could be taking place anywhere, anytime, or in anyone's
mind, the Astroturf Tailgate is set in modern times in the parking lot of Soldier Field. Its libretto and some
characterizations are inspired by Kurt Jooss' famous 1932 pacifist ballet, The Green Table.
The Astroturf Tailgate is a full length evening performance experience with its world premiere January 16-17,
in Oak Park, IL. A workshop with the dancers is also planned. Stay tuned for details and advanced ticket sales!
Proceeds benefit The Peace Center!
Choreography, production: Margo Ruark and the dancers
Music: A collage that includes Ted Nugent,
Eminem, Common, The Kaizer Orchestra, Nina Simone, and covers of RadioHead and more! Then...an audience
We love our plot twist ending, devised by the brightest minds in the world when it comes to peace!
Enjoy these rehearsal photos from the opening "diplomats
This is a project of The Peace Center, Berwyn, IL. We are grateful to Intuit Dance, Oak Park,
IL for its support of this project. Read more background
about this project from the original audition announcement.