Past Performing Arts | Theater

Forced Entertainment Tomorrow’s Parties

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“The effect is like watching and hearing a mighty poem about the plight and possibilities of humanity…a kind of speculative and imaginative storytelling, beautiful, luminous, and infinitely thoughtful.”—The Scotsman (UK) on Tomorrow’s Parties

Vanguard theater ensemble Forced Entertainment returns with Tomorrow’s Parties and Real Magic: two productions that demonstrate the unique charms of their ever-probing yet subversively witty worldview. Led by artistic director Tim Etchells, the group ranks among Britain’s foremost innovators, consistently producing stage work that’s been described as “confounding conventions and exploding audience expectations” (The Times, London). See both shows to experience Forced Entertainment’s genius for delivering “a different perspective, one that is both clear-eyed...but also utterly fantastical” (The Guardian UK).

In Tomorrow’s Parties, two performers on a stage framed by simple colored lights let their imaginations take flight—trading utopian visions, political nightmares, and absurd fantasies as they speculate about what the future might bring. Seemingly improvised but sharply crafted, work offers a haunting look forward that’s playful, poignant, and at times delirious.

Women in black dress and man in yellow shirt standing side by side

Forced Entertainment, Tomorrow's Parties, photo: Hugo Glendinning

Women in black dress and man in yellow shirt standing side by side with a blur

Forced Entertainment, Tomorrow's Parties, photo: Hugo Glendinning

MAJOR SEASON SUPPORT FOR PERFORMING ARTS

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Blackwell

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Forced Entertainment Tomorrow’s Parties