Air Play by Acrobuffos
Friday, May 13, 2022
PERFORMANCE NOTICE: This performance has been rescheduled from its original performance date of Friday, May 8, 2020 and Thursday, April 29, 2021. All tickets issued for the original performance date are valid for admission to the rescheduled engagement on Friday, May 13, 2022. Patrons who wish to request a refund or who would like to donate their ticket(s) may contact the Gogue Center box office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2005, Acrobuffos, the husband and wife team of Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, have been redefining traditional circus performance to the delight of all ages. Having performed collectively in 48 different countries, with seven inventive shows to their credit, the expert clown duo elevates the art of comedic, physical theater to mesmerizing, lighter-than-air spectacle.
Acrobuffos’s latest production, Air Play, is a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal world, with the ability to turn common, everyday objects into displays of uncommon beauty. Fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night sky and an enormous canopy of hovering silk forever alters their future. “You feel you’re witnessing divine natural occurrences rather than carefully devised circus stunts,” raves the Hartford Courant.
Air Play merges circus and street-theater performance art with the sculptural artistry of Daniel Wurtzel, whose creations have been seen on Broadway and with Cirque du Soleil, Robert Lepage and Diane Paulus. With visual images seemingly sewn from the sky, this poetic ode to childhood will enchant and electrify the young and young at heart.
“A joy from start to finish, (Air Play) will entrance children, and will act as a reset button for stressed adults.”
– Sydney Morning Herald
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Donna and Tony DiSclafani in honor of Pete Smith and Hank Smith
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The Schneller Family
In the event this performance is postponed, all tickets issued, including those booked as part of a 2020–21 season, series or Create Your Own subscription package, will be valid for admission to the rescheduled engagement. Patrons will be promptly alerted to any schedule changes should they occur.