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Bard SummerScape presents

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: My Last Cirkus

World Premiere

Saturday, August 17, 2013

[Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: My Last Cirkus] Photo by Cory Weaver
Photo by Cory Weaver
Tickets: $35 (inner ring table); $30 (outer ring table);
$25 (booth); $20 (standing room)
(18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

"Old-fashioned variety entertainment of the sort Ed Sullivan so astutely scooped up, but with twists.”—New York Times

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents My Last Cirkus, an all-new 90-minute circus theater work, created in residency this August at the Spiegeltent. Set against the stunning backdrop of the mirrored jewel-box, Ringmistress Philomena faces fear, aging, and the inevitable pull of the ring. Will she run away from the Cirkus and finally join a town? Featuring a dynamic, world-class cast of contemporary circus artists from an intriguing variety of backgrounds, including former Russian rhythmic gymnastics champion and Cirque du Soleil artist Ekaterina Sknarina; innovative prop manipulator Brian P. Dailey; acrobat and B-boy Richard Maguire; and Bindlestiff cofounders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson. Written and scored by Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey and Circus Smirkus composer Peter Bufano; with percussionist and actor Michael Dobson. Directed by physical comedian and star clown of Parallel Exit Physical Theater Company and Big Apple Circus's Step Right Up! Joel Jeske; in collaboration with Spiegeltent host Michael McQuilken.

For more information, call 845-758-7900, e-mail fishercenter@bard.edu,
or visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

Location: Fisher Center, Spiegeltent