Thanks for joining us for the May edition of our Aerialist of the Month feature,
Join us for a flamboyantly courageous explosion of satire and circus.
Last year we were inspired to bring you the Ponce – this year we feel compelled to bring him back again.
Ponce de Ponce de Panache returns as Supreme Leader of La Cité. Along with him are his outrageous cabinet ministers, a team of astonishingly strong, athletic and amazing contemporary circus artists. Turning governance into a game show, Ponce will amuse and revile you as only he can do.
We are thrilled to bring an exceptional cast of Acrobats, Aerialists and Actors to the stage in Edmonton. Ross Travis, Chinese Pole extraordinaire from San Francisco, returns in the role of Ponce de Ponce, a fusion of King Louis XIV and Donald Trump. 2016 PANACHE alumni include international sensation Billy Kidd (Magic), Lyne Gosselin (Trapeze), Mackenzie Baert (Rhythmic Contortion), Jason Kodie as our live musician Lucky, and Minions Tara Bergen and Samara Sedmak.
Joining the cast are circus artists Patrick Chan on the Aerial Straps (Calgary), Caitlin Mader on corde lisse (Calgary), Lisa Feehan on the Aerial Cargo Net (Edmonton), and making their Edmonton debut, Acrobatic Superstars Les Vitaminés from Quebec. Edmonton actors Mat Busby, Shannon Blanchet, and Dave Horak round out the exceptionally talented cast.
PANACHE pt. DEUX: The Triumph of the Ponce
Created by Firefly Theatre and Circus
Director & Producer: Annie Dugan
Playwright: Belinda Cornish
Lighting Design: Vince Burwash
Sound Design: Jason Kodie
Digital FX: James Odenbach
WHEN: March 24th – 26th, 2017
WHERE: La Cité Francophone, 8627 91 Street
WHAT TIME: Friday/Saturday 8pm, Saturday/Sunday 2pm
TICKETS: $20- $30 @ Tix on the Square, $35 at the door
I WANT MORE INFORMATION: 780.758.9999 or [email protected]
A doctor who physically travels into the mind of his patients is met with his toughest and most compelling case. Every person is a place, the doctor maps out your mind to discover the true source of your troubles.
Firefly Theatre’s “unique new circus extravaganza” features aerialists, dancers, gadgets, stunts, and live music.
Duck Duck Bang is a quirky whimsical story about a man who desperately loves his rubber ducks.
A spectacular fusion of music from around the world and dramatic circus performances, Edmonton’s
Le Fuzz and Firefly Theatre & Circus join forces for FUZZFLY, a spellbinding visual and aural performance
that takes you around the world and back.
After many generations, the Elevated Ones finally meet with the Sky People, the creators of the constellations. But Little Star has never felt really a part of her family, and discovers where she truly belongs. SkyLife is Firefly’s reimagining of The Ugly Duckling originally performed at Metropolis in Edmonton.
The bizarre, but factual story of the corpse of Argentina’s First Lady, Evita Peron. At 33, in 1952, Evita’s lifeless body was at the epicentre of political intrigue – wrought with danger and madness. Who had her body controlled the masses, who controlled the masses controlled the country. An epic after-life journey that lasted 24 years.
Love at first sight or the creation of the universe. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics, Firefly’s John Ullyatt and Annie Dugan weave a story around the beginnings of the Universe and creation itself.