Andrew Welken


Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater: Matinee

Every Fri. and Sat. from Feb. 10-19
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from Feb. 12-19
2 p.m.
$22; $15 students, seniors, and vets.
Dance, Theater

The prodigiously talented performers of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater tackle a short story by fabulist author Robert Coover in Matinee. Artistic co-directors Stuart Pimsler and Suzanne Costello partner with filmmaker Andrew Welken to transform a mash-up of genre films into an immersive theatrical experience. The work explores the complexities of relationships and changing realities through a narrative puzzle that shifts locations, from train cars to shabby hotel rooms to wilderness vistas — and that’s just for starters. Matinee revives the thrilling days of yesteryear when cinema was for millions the chief purveyor of dreams and escapism. While honoring these la la lands, the work also unpacks the promises of the dream merchants who created them. Tickets can be found at at