MCA Talk: Beauty and the Beast

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
MCA Stage Presents
ONE OF US Julie Atlas Muz & Mat Fraser
Beauty and the Beast
Thu, Dec 1-Sun, Dec 11, 2016

It’s story hour for adults.
Burlesque star Julie Atlas Muz and English actor and comedian Mat Fraser use disability, beauty, and sexuality to expose the social undercurrents of the eighteenth century fairy tale.

Their explicit, adult-themed performance repositions the Beast as a natural-born freak to the beauty queen who loves him—using humor, and a healthy dose of nudity.

A collaboration with puppeteers of Oliver-winning British group Improbable, you won’t want to miss this happily-ever-after bedtime story.

Ticket Price
$30 Full
These performances and post-show talks are ASL interpreted; Amy Kisner and Suzanne Salerno are each evening's interpreters.

$24 MCA Members 
$10 Students

Call Box office for tickets and information
312-397-4010, and online at
220 E Chicago Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60611

THU, DEC 1 & 87:30 PM 

SAT, DEC 3, 7:30 PM & SUN, DEC 4, 3 PM
These performances are captioned.

FRI, DEC 9, 7:30 PM
Relaxed Performance of Beauty and the Beast is open to everyone, but the artists are also offering this night as a "relaxed performance.” Relaxed performances are for people, with or without disabilities, who would prefer some flexibility in regards to noise and movement in the theater. Stage lighting and sound have been adapted by the artists to be less intense. Patrons are free to leave and reenter the theater as necessary, and the theater lights are kept at a glow to facilitate movement. Sensory rest areas are available outside the theater for patrons to take a break before returning to the show. Volunteers, many of whom are members of the disabled community, are present to assist. For more information, please call the MCA Box Office at 312-397-4010.

SAT, DEC 101:00-3:00 pm
The creators of Beauty and the Beast put the experience of disability in society at the center of their work. They lead an inclusive workshop for professionals on reconfiguring collaboration, creation, and performance in theater and burlesque. 
Includes ASL, Free with ticket to Beauty and the Beast

SUN, DEC 1111:00-1:00 pm
MCA Talk: Dialogue: Crip Culture
Mat Fraser and Director of Bodies of Work Carrie Sandahl lead a discussion on sexuality in the disability community. In relation to Fraser’s work as part of ONEOFUS, they speak about current policies and social implications. This talk features ASL and Open Captioning and is organized with Bodies of Work and in association with Access Living, the leading agency for disability advocacy in Illinois. 

Please click here for more information. 

Popular Posts