We are giving away a pair of tickets to attend the final night of The Umbrella Festival with Wanderlust Circus on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Alberta Rose Theatre. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 2.
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Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street | More Info & Tickets: www.albertarosetheatre.com
Three nights of the bohemian arts of music, circus, vaudeville, burlesque, acrobatics, aerial performance, comedy and more all under the same umbrella. From the storied past to the fabled future, spend a night on “The Road,” a night in “The City” and a night under “The Big Top” with some of the region’s finest performers.
Starring: VAGABOND OPERA – Friday | THE STOLEN SWEETS – Saturday | WANDERLUST CIRCUS – Sunday
The ways of the Circus are older than the nightclubs, older than the banks, older than the cities. These most ancient of performative traditions have always existed just slightly to the left of the Mundane World. Now, at the first flickering of the 21st Century, our piebald clan is once again shedding its skin and remaking itself in the funhouse mirror image of The Second Great Depression.
To aid and abet this latest glorious rebirth, Wanderlust has established itself as the premiere circus operation in The City of Roses, helmed by Noah Mickens and Nick “The Creature” Harbar, and drawing from a roster of performers, designers and technicians from all the greatest shows on Earth. Acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, stilt dancers, trick ropers, jugglers and jazz-bos, crooners and clowns – these arts are our chosen creed, our map through the wilderness.
Ours is a story of an immortal carnie family blessed and cursed to live forever on the endless road that runs between all ports of call, past every sight and across every barrier. The logic of dreams pervades the spaces between the action onstage and the lives of the characters backstage, and from those artifices to the True World of performer and audience.