Jenny Rogers' and Clove Galilee's Trick Saddle presents the World Premiere of WICKETS beginning previews January 3, 2009 at 3LD Art & Technology Center. This radical adaptation of Marie Irene Fornes groundbreaking 1977 drama Fefu and Her Friends features an all-female ensemble. Opening night is slated for Thursday January 8, 2009.

WICKETS is Fefu and Her Friends at 30,000 feet. Set inside an airplane, the entire theater becomes the stage with high flying action that takes place all around the audience,--in the aisles, galleys and lavatories of a trans-Atlantic flight. Immersed in an identity crisis, eight 1970's stewardesses find themselves split between the private self and the public persona in this radical adaptation of Fornes' mystery play. Wicket Air Flight 1971 takes off just prior to the crest of the 2nd Wave of feminism and lands squarely in our present day struggles in the workplace.

Created and conceived by Rogers and Galilee, WICKETS was developed through Mabou Mines Suite/Space and the HERE Arts Center Artist Residency Program (HARP) with overall support from INTAR Theater. Adapted and designed by Jenny Rogers, with choreography by Clove Galilee and an original rock soundtrack by LA's Jetliner (fronted by lead singer Adam Paskowitz, formerly of The Flys), the production features Katie Apicella, Lee Eddy, Jessica Jolly, Christianna Nelson, Maria Parra, Kristen Rozanski, Jona Tuck and Elizabeth Wakehouse with a special appearance by Lucas Steele (Broadway's The Threepenny Opera with Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper) as a singing angel. The production also features a sneak peek of Rogers' new video work PERFECT SURF -- as the in-flight movie!

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WICKETS was previously performed as a work-in-progress at The HERE Arts Center,
as a part of their annual Culturemart series,
for a total of 5 sold out performances.
The showing received two stellar reviews.
One from Elisabeth Vincentelli, the Arts & Entertainment Editor of Time Out New York,
and another on Culturebot, from Risa Shoup.

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