Jan 17, 2020

Cirque Mechanics

Cirque Mechanics

Cirque Mechanics


"A spectacular ride!" —Time Out New York

Cirque Mechanics' latest theatrical invention brings the lore of the one-ring circus to historic Macky Auditorium. With exhilarating thrills, death-defying feats and a bit of clowning around, "42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels" introduces modern audiences to the world of strongmen, acrobats and aerialists.

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Performance date and time: 

Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

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Theatre Review: Unhappy Workers Show the Tricks of the Trade

“Intelligently conceived and expertly executed.”

The New York Times

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Cirque Mechanics puts the pedal to Steampunk

“Cirque Mechanics has established itself as a premier American circus, with its unique approach to performance, inspirational storytelling, and innovative mechanical staging.”

Anchorage Press

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Review: Cirque Mechanics’ steampunk-inspired show is high-flying, free-wheeling fun

“…exceptional for the wit, whimsy and wonder."

Omaha World-Herald

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Performance Extras

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