February 14 – March 22, 2015
Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm
At The Actors Gymnasium in Evanston
Enthralled by the extraordinary shapes and sizes of life, the creators of the Actors Gymnasium Winter Circus will explore a fascinating world on the other side of the microscopic lens. Directed by spectacle-theatre veteran Vanessa Stalling and featuring acclaimed Chicago clown Dean Evans, Circuscope will transport audiences through surprising acrobatics, mime, live music and other-worldly design. Circuscope also features Meredith “Tommy” Tomlins, Molly Plunk, and Leah Leor.
GOOD SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR Circuscope Magnified, a special benefit performance on Saturday March 21 at 7:30pm. Get photos with the cast, meet the creators, and enjoy a post-show reception. $50/person. Proceeds support community outreach programming. For tickets, click here.
“3.5/4 stars” “glorious…thrilling…breathtaking…all the parts of this show move together in harmony …living organisms are capable of astounding feats.” – Chicago Tribune
“jaw-dropping acrobatics” “Recommended” – Chicago Reader
“Recommended” “Remarkably engaging” “exceptionally skilled” “surprisingly simple, and yet brilliantly effective” “an infectious sort of fun” – Newcity Stage
“A visually stunning world and a high energy show that should rekindle interest in circus as a vibrant genre of the performing arts.” – Gapers Block
“Exuberant, talented, beautiful, imaginative incredible people…Circus Choreographer, Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi is at the top of her game. These performers dance on air!” – Splash Magazines
“a unique brand of storytelling, both theatrical and physical, that cannot be passed over.” – Evanston Now
“massively creative production…absurd and the awesome…hilarious” “Circuscope should definitely be on your families’ “must see” list” – Evanston Roundtable
Running time: approximately 90 minutes with no intermission
Hear the soundtrack from the show.
There is no late seating for this show.
Directed by Vanessa Stalling
Written by Deans Evans and Vanessa Stalling
Assistant Directed by Zach Weinberg
Circus Choreography by Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi
Assistant Circus Choreography by Javen Ulambayar
Percussion Choreography by Rick Kubes
Musical Composition by Ronnie Kuller
Choral Direction by Alex Balestrieri
Lighting Design and Video Projection by Nick Carroll
Video Design by Asher White
Costume Design by Delia Ribenour
Assistant Costume Design by Kelsey Cox
Sound Design by Connor Murray
Performance Object Design by Elizabeth Briet
Prop Design by Bec Willett
Building Design by Dustin Pettegrew