Theatrical Circus Production Will Leave Audiences Awe-Struck December 2
Cirque Mechanics is riding in to the Orpheum Theater on Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. with Boom Town, their all-ages acrobatic tale of adventure seekers and gold rush-era explorers. Omaha Performing Arts presents this modern mechanical circus company as part of its 2011-2012 Family Series.
As with their previous production, Birdhouse Factory, Cirque Mechanics explores the relationship between man and machine. Inspired by early mining equipment and early prospectors’ adventurous search for gold, Boom Town features innovative and one-of-a-kind mechanical apparatus that serve both as scenery and performance props. The two-act live theater show is set in an 1860s frontier town with a storyline centered around two competing saloon owners trying to cash in on the gold rush frenzy. Audiences will find performers climbing up swaying telegraph poles, dancing on a swinging chandelier, flying high and fast on a revolving crane, flipping and jumping on moving ore carts or balancing on whiskey jugs.
Tickets for Cirque Mechanics Boom Town start at $15 and can be purchased at the Ticket Omaha office in the Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas streets; online at TicketOmaha.com; or by calling 402.345.0606.