Friday, March 20, 2009

Circus Contraption

My dear friend Erin Brindley is the managing director of Seattle's infamous Circus Contraption, and she directed their latest offering, The Show to End All Shows. I saw it a few weeks ago and loved it- and then I was depressed for a few days, knowing that this is the last show for this incredible company. There are some beautiful, hilarious performances, from Maximillian Davis's monkey to Whitney Lawless's baby bear and pear-shaped ladyclown; there's a mermaid on a swing, a crazy terrorist juggler, a Jim Jones patriarch, and an apocalypse. Oh, and one of the best bands to ever one-up Tom Waits.

If you're looking to be entertained between now and May 31, when the Circus closes, skip the movies and see this show. And then let's all have a good cry to see them go.

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