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Thanks to everyone who has attended so far! And for those who haven't 

Come experience the FINAL PERFORMANCES of The Perimeter, an original 
interdisciplinary work of action-based theater performance..

The Perimeter was created collaboratively by Plasticene's actors, 
designers, and director. It is an exploration that integrates highly 
physically, non-verbal theater with video, light, electronic music and 
noise. It is also an exploration of how central power exerts its 
influence at the geographical and human edges of authority. Its stories 
and images are based in part on recent events, such as the Abu Ghraib 
prison torture scandal, and our research of diverse academic and 
literary resources, among them the Stanford Prison Experiment, and J.M. 
Coetzee's novel, Waiting For the Barbarians.

The Perimeter is directed by Sharon Göpfert, and performed by Mark 
Comiskey, Luis Crespo, Tere Parkes, Brian Shaw, and Nana Shineflug, with 
lighting design by Carrie Kennedy, real-time video projections by 
Stephan Mazurek, costumes by Camilla Ha, assistant direction by Michael 
Macias, and stage management by Leigh Barrett.

The Perimeter received a critics' choice in the music section of the 
Chicago Reader and a good review on Chicagonoise.net 

Sun-Times theater critic, Hedy Wiess wrote, "No other theater company in 
this city approaches story-telling in the same way as Plasticene...no 
other ensemble draws its audience into the story telling with quite the 
same ferocity and strange sense of exhilaration." Chicago Tribune 
theater critic, Chris Jones, wrote, "...well-performed, visually 
arresting and consistently engaging."

The Perimeter is, in part, an experiment in live performance of 
electronic music and sound with in the context of theater. The interface 
for controlling the sound often uses the action of Plasticene's actors. 
This interface was developed with a custom built USB controller, 
handmade sensors, and software built in Max/MSP by Robb Drinkwater, my 
fellow sound faculty member at the School of Art Institute of Chicago.

Much of the music I've created is loop based, performed on my laptop 
using samples derived from both acoustic "concrete" and electronic 
sources. The predominant concrete sounds are from the South American 
berimbau, feedback recorded through PVC pipes, and field recordings made 
in the Blackwell Forest Preserve (Warrenville, Illinois) at dusk. The 
sounds of wind were synthesized with Robb's "wind generator" Max/MSP 
patch. All of this is played through a five-channel surround playback 
system. Two Mp3 audio samples are up now on my "composer and performer" 
page <http://pages.ripco.net/~eleon/composer/index.html>.

The Perimeter will be performed 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 18 and 
Friday, November 19, with two shows on Saturday, at 8:00 and 10:30 pm. 
Closing night performance: 7:00 pm, Sunday, November 21, at the Viaduct, 
3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Tickets are $15-$20, $10 rush tickets 
available to students an hour before showtime. Seating is limited so 
call now for reservations 312-409-0400.

The Viaduct is just South of Belmont Ave. Parking under the viaduct is 
always available, under the east side of the Western-Belmont overpass - 
between Barry and Fletcher, 1-1/2 blocks south of the 
Belmont-Western-Clybourn intersection. CTA: 49-Western bus to Barry or 
77-Belmont bus to Western Ave. Viaduct website:  

Best regards,

Eric Leonardson http://pages.ripco.net/~eleon/whatsnew.html
Final performances of Plasticene's "The Perimeter", an original theater 
work featuring live electronic music and sensor technologies created with 
Robb Drinkwater, and video by Stephan Mazurek, Thu-Sun, November 18-21, at 
the Viaduct Theater, 3111 N. Western, Chicago. $15-$20, $10 rush tickets 
available to students an hour before show-time, reservations: 312-409-0400.