Cirque Mechanics: 42 FT - A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
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Cirque Mechanics: 42 FT

A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

Thu, Mar 14 - Fri, Mar 15

Capitol Theater: $37 - $50

Thu 03/14/19 7:30 PM


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Fri 03/15/19 7:30 PM


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Add to Calendar 03/14/2019 07:30 PM 03/14/2019 09:30 PM America/Chicago Cirque Mechanics: 42 FT Put yourself under the big top full of thrills, laughs and excitement in 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, a unique experience that entices you to run away and join a one-ring circus. Rooted in realism of an evolving art form, Cirque Mechanics combines mechanical marvels from gears to pulleys, acrobatics and a bit of clowning around to tell the tale of American industrial ingenuity. Be the ringmaster for one of the greatest shows on earth. Capitol Theater, Overture Center for the Arts false MM/DD/YYYY

At the center of every circus rests a 42 ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. 42 FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The company dares us to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of this evolving art form. The show’s unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional, and its story full of the lore of the historic one-ring circus, create a welcoming place, like a big top, where we can be amazed. The action in 42 FT is full of theatricality and a modern sensibility, showcasing a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists.

Cirque Mechanics, inspired by modern circus, finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American industrial ingenuity. The shows, embedded in realism, display a raw quality rarely found in modern circus. Cirque Mechanics signature style is wrapped in acrobatics, mechanical marvels, and a bit of clowning around. 42 FT follows the great successes of Birdhouse Factory, Boomtown, and Pedal Punk.

Step right up ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, to the Cirque Mechanics world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust- within 42 ft.

There’s more! Special event!

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, THU, MAR 14 | Wisconsin Studio

Come early to explore the movement and mechanics of the show with hands-on demos and more with The Wonders of Physics from UW Madison! Included with your ticket price.

Meet the Artist!

You’re invited to Meet the Artist! Stay after the show on THU, MAR 14 for a brief, informal Q&A session in the theater with the artists. Free and open to all ticket holders, as well as the general public. Events take place in the performance venue immediately following the show.

GROUP TICKETS AVAILABLE! Save 10% or more when you bring a group of 10 or more!