Highly Produced Punk Chaos in Alex Romania’s FACE EATERS

FACE EATERS is as aesthetically ambitious and specific as a Broadway show, but with the sensibilities leaning away from the clean and polished and towards 1970s B-Horror movie chaos and viscerality. Between Romania, Smith, and the band of collaborators, the ensemble rocks at least a couple dozen elaborate costumes. Romania’s include a mattress exoskeleton which he both wears and is inside of like a soft, unwieldy turtle shell and a budget Michelin Man look made of foam and duct tape. Smith’s include a head-to-toe rope ensemble which gives her the appearance of a human wet mop and a truly beautiful jacket with dense, colorful yarn draping from the shoulder blades like wings.

DD Dorvillier

Returning to the US after several years, French transplant DD Dorvillier crafts a solo in collaboration with sound artist Sébastien Roux, lighting designer Carina Premer, and dance researcher Mathieu Bouvier, structured by dance scores which emerged from a dream. In this work dance digs as an archeologist, as the dancer’s present is confronted by an immediate sonic past, as she moves towards the future.

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Third Annual Gala!

The Chocolate Factory's Third Annual Gala! Details coming soon!

Happy Hour, Dinner & A Show

We are partnering with some of our go-to local restaurants for this spring’s Happy Hour, Dinner & A Show. Show your ticket or confirmation email for a daily special at the restaurants below!

Review: Lucid Dreaming, Person to Person

In Ursula Eagly’s “Dream Body Body Building” at the Chocolate Factory, the dancers seem to be transmitting a dream state to the audience.

An Intimate Reception, February 28 2024

Please join Vallejo Gantner, Diana Manalang, and the Board of The Chocolate Factory Theater for an intimate reception to celebrate the 2023/2024 Season and toast the future!

Rice Krispie Treats in a Plastic Tube, and Other Dances

In her funny and fidgety way, the choreographer Michelle Ellsworth presents new works that probe the uses and limits of language and movement.

A Note On Ticket Prices

Review: These Art-Historical Nudes Become Bodies in Time

Spare and simple, “Aging Prelude” at the Chocolate Factory is a new beginning for the choreographic duo Chameckilerner.