An experimental Mexican theater company visits Chicago this week for performances at the MCA. Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes is an avant-garde theater company, working "under simple principles whose consequences are widespread." Their show is called El Gallo, "the rooster," and purports to be "an engrossing experimental theater performance in which the production process is the core of the story." Sung in a made up language, it's the "story" of 6 characters and a music director taking the audience through the entire process leading up to a performance, including auditions and rehearsal. And there's music too: a score by Englishman Paul Barker played by local avant-contempo-rebels-with-a-cause, the MAVerick Ensemble.
tonight: avant-performance at MCA with MAVerick
Fasten your seatbelts "as the characters abandon their deepest inhibitions, they find themselves teetering between unforeseen situations and true moments of euphoria." [emphasis added]
Judging from the preview video, this is going to be off the hook: