Friday, April 26, 2013

THE CIRCUS, Sky Candy Aerial Arts at the Scottish Rite Theatre, June 21 - 29, 2013

Sky Candy Aerial Arts Austin TX

Sky Candy aerial arts collective proudly presents its next theatrical production
The Circus Sky Candy Aerial Arts Austin TX
 THE CIRCUS, a one-of-a-kind circus theater tale, is running June 21 - 29, 2013, at the Scottish Rite Theater.
THE CIRCUS, Sky Candy’s fifth theatrical production, explores the struggles of a turn-of-the-century American circus. Written by acclaimed poet and Austin Poetry Slammaster, Danny Strack and directed by Sky Candy co-founder, Winnie Hsia, THE CIRCUS is set in 1890 and follows the story of young girl who gets more than she bargains for when she runs away to join the struggling Piccolo’s Acrobatic Circus Review of the South, featuring the Sideshow and Animal Extravaganza. (Note: THE CIRCUS has an all-human cast.)

As a young circus company, it’s important for us to understand our roots. Through exploring the history of the small, family circus, we’ve come to find parallels to our own growth and challenges,” said director Winnie Hsia.

The show features Sky Candy’s signature aerial acrobatics, as well as adventures in clowning, puppetry, live period music and theatrical magic. The cast boasts the talents not only of Austin’s favorite aerial artists from Sky Candy and its Studio Company, but also local actors and puppeteers regularly seen at The VORTEX and Trouble Puppet Theatre.

“We have set out to challenge conventions of both circus and theatre to create an original work that blurs the line between onstage and backstage. THE CIRCUS ultimately focuses on the timeless and unique characters that call the circus home” says playwright Danny Strack.

THE CIRCUS rolls into town on Friday, June 21st and will be held at The Scottish Rite Theater located at 207 W 18th St. in downtown Austin. Click for map. Ticket prices range from $15-35 and can be purchased at The show will run at the following dates and times:

Friday, June 21 8pm
Saturday, June 22 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, June 23 2pm
Friday, June 28 8pm
Saturday, June 29 2pm & 8pm

The final two performances of THE CIRCUS, 2pm and 8pm on Saturday June 29th, will be ASL-interpreted by Visual Voice Interpreting.

Since 2011, Sky Candy has delighted Austin audiences with their innovative circus theater productions including The Red Shoes, The Time Machine, and Land Without Evil, a collaboration with Agent Red which was featured on PBS Arts in Context

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