Sept 15 –
October 8, 2017
Bora "Max" Koknar
Thurs. - Sat. nights at 8p
Sun. afternoons at 2p
Cirque Exotique du Monde
By Kathy Boussina
Inspired by Germany’s Circus Sarrasani, we enter the big-top of a world-renowned circus in 1936 Berlin. When a peculiar anthropologist visits Cirque Exotique du Monde seeking oddities for his own collection, the equilibrium of this patchwork family of misfits is shaken. But when the circus catches the eye of Frau Goebbels, all is at stake. Illusions must be maintained, secrets kept and personal sacrifices made. The show must go on because lives depend upon it. World premiere.
Lisa Burton as Director Sarrasine/Tsarina
Ronald Feichtmeir as Dr. Singer/Officer/Ensemble
Alix Josefski as Little Giant/Picnic
Charles Monson as Hans Heinrich/Ensemble
Alika U. Spencer-Koknar as Boshka/Magda Goebbels
Oscar Velarde as Otto Freudenheim/Ensemble
Anna Yanushkevich as Aerialist
Director - Lessa Bouchard and Bora "Max" Bora Koknar
Rehearsal Stage Manager - Emma Feeney
Performance Stage Manager - Katie Forrest
Scenic Designer - Nathanael Card
Technical Director - Charles McKeithan
Lighting Designer - Nathanael Card
Costume Designer - Kathleen Qiu
Sound Designer - Nick Solasteas
Properties Master - Nathanael Card
Rigger - Anna Yanushkevich
Graphic Designer - Maggie Ziomek
Photographer - Lance Huntley
Kasia Meow will be performing 9/21-9/24 on aerial hammock
Kasia Meow was born in Poland and immigrated to the Bay Area over 4 years ago to be with her Love. She's a 2017 US National L2 Pole Champion. She started doing other aerial arts (lyra and aerial hammock) a couple of months ago and completely fell in love with them. Kasia also has a Masters in Philosophy, sings for the European rock band Maneki Nekro and is a professional photographer. She loves cats, stage, the full moon and music.
Pay what you will preview on Thurs., Sept 14th at 8p
Opening night performance on Fri., Sept. 15th at 8p is SOLD OUT.
Post-show discussion with the cast and director Sun., Sept. 24th
This show is rated PG-13 for adult themes. The run time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
This show is sponsored in part by the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Donors Circle for the Arts, and Dr. Katharine Miller.