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Following a one-off recital of Oedipus Rex at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in June, indoor performances returned to downtown Los Angeles earlier this month with the world premiere engagement of SUGAR HOUSES by Rosanna Gamson/World Wide at REDCAT. Judiciously spaced in seating on three sides of a large, square performance space, the masked audience was placed amid a backstage/on-stage vaudeville of spoken word, singing, and imaginative improvisational movement devised by six dancer-performers—who also created and/or controlled the lighting, vocal score, and sound design. Initially privy to the players physical and vocal warm-ups and “off-stage” lines, we were soon immersed in Gamson’s bracing

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