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Cirque Mechanics to Perform Acrobatic Show at Smothers Theatre

October 12, 2018  | 2 min read

Cirque MechanicsCirque Mechanics will demonstrate its acrobatic antics and mechanical wonders in the circus-inspired show 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 PM.

At the center of every circus rests a 42-foot ring full of thrills, laughs, and excitement. 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The company dares audiences to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of this evolving art form. The shows’ 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 audiences can be amazed. The action in 42FT 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 MechanicsCirque Mechanics was founded in 2004 by Boston native and German Wheel artist, Chris Lashua, after the success of his collaborative project with the Circus Center of San Francisco, Birdhouse Factory. Cirque Mechanics quickly established itself as a premier American circus, with its unique approach to performance, inspiring storytelling and innovative mechanical staging. 

Although inspired by modern circus, Cirque Mechanics finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American ingenuity. The shows, rooted in realism, display a raw quality, rarely found in modern circus, that makes their message timeless and relevant. The stories are wrapped in circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around. Prior to 42FT, the troupe has created three extraordinary productions; Birdhouse FactoryBoomtown, and Pedal PunkPedal Punk was presented at Pepperdine in January 2017.

Ticket prices range between $20 and $45, and are required for admission. To learn more about the performance, and to purchase tickets, visit the Center for the Arts website.