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.