The Silent Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, is partnering with the band Ode — a five-piece indie rock group that specializes in combining elements of Balkan folk music with hints of dark Americana and world punk — to bring Ode’s new album, Hotel Bristol, to life onstage in a multimedia theatrical event, with filmmakers, projection mappers, actors, and dancers to create a visual narrative of the music. Performances are Friday-Saturday, May 26-27, 2017, at Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N. Milwaukee, Chicago. The performance is a release event for Ode’s Hotel Bristol album. Doors open at 8 PM, and the show starts at 9 PM.
“A post-apocalyptic hotel. Half destroyed and rebuilt and repopulated. A cast of folks who have found themselves there about. The furnishings that make-up what used to be a grand foyer now decay in a mish-mash of broken shards of dream: Lucille’s identity woven in the tapestry of a lazy boy, a church pew under a street lamp, a sole window with a snowy view, a house band sleep-singing. A montage of countless moments of countless memories, real and imagined, countless realizations of lucid dreaming and joyful rages. Welcome to Hotel Bristol.”