What Others Are Saying

“Highly, deeply, enthusiastically recommended”

- Chicago Theatre Review
Ben Kemper

“This remarkable play... is a funny, scary, and ultimately transformative journey.”

- The Chicago Reader
Max Maller

“Jen Ellison's apt direction... creates a magical blast-to-the-past.”

- NewCity Chicago
Danielle Levsky

“Deepy moving and incredibly relevant, Tangles & Plaques is a story that must be shared.”

- Picture This Post
Lauren Katz

Tangles & Plaques

October 12 - November 18 2017

Tangles & Plaques

October 12 – November 18, 2017

Created by Kirsten Riiber

Directed by Jen Ellison

Neo-Lab’s 2016-17 commission, Tangles & Plaques attempts to demystify the experience of dementia in the language of theatre—offering a vivid, poignant, participatory experience that is unique to each audience and different every performance. Ensemble Member Kirsten Riiber, Director Jen Ellison and Memory Care Director Alex Schwaninger conduct a symphony of impossible tasks and egregious forgery with the help of the audience and a cast including Riiber, Kaitlyn Andrews, Ida Cuttler, Justin Deming, Mike Hamilton, Nick Hart and Dan Kerr-Hobert. The ensemble interrogates the life and death of memories— how they persist, when they depart and the ways they distort over time.

Neo-Lab is an original works residency originally launched in 2015 by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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