Prepare to see dazzling feats of acrobatics combined with aerial thrills when Cirque Mechanics: Birdhouse Factory sweeps on stage Sunday at the Grand Opera House.
Hailed by Spectacle Magazine as the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil, the powerful performers in this off-the-wall production exact a seamless blend of physical prowess and colorful creativity in their 90-minute production, which is well-suited for children ages 4 and above.
If you are a fan of Cirque, this is a spectacular new show that rivals other Cirque shows in Las Vegas and New York, said Betsy Fitzgerald, executive director of the Grand.
The performance tells the tale of a woeful widget factory that becomes a fun house. Assembly workers become ecstatic with aerial ambition, crane operators twist and transmute into strange and silly shapes, and gravity-defying mechanics excite the audience.
Birdhouse Factory was inspired in part by the murals of Mexican artist Diego Rivera, the illustrations of cartoonist Rube Goldberg and the slapstick humor of Charlie Chaplins film Modern Times. Learn more about the production at CirqueMechanics.com.
Cirque Mechanics: Birdhouse Factory
When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St.
Tickets: 301-5470 or www.thegrandmacon.com