By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 12:00 PM CST
Roll right up and see before your very eyes how a woeful widget factory becomes a frolicsome funhouse in Birdhouse Factory. Created and directed by Chris Lashua, the originator of the German Wheel act in Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam, and featuring veterans of the Pickle Family and Moscow Circuses, Birdhouse Factory uses a decidedly fresh aesthetic to showcase their high-flying, mindboggling talent. Live at SKYPAC Thursday, October 18th at 7:30pm. Birdhouse Factory has wowed audiences worldwide from a critically acclaimed off Broadway run and US tour to a highly successful European tour and performances in Dubai and Hong Kong.
Assembly workers become ecstatic with aerial ambition, crane operators twist and transmute into strange and silly shapes, and gravity-defying mechanics ignite endless “oohs” and “aahs” when unexpected inspiration flies into their world. Much more than just cogs in a wheel, the powerful performers in this off-the-wall production exact a seamless blend of physical prowess and colorful creativity in their 90-minute production. Birdhouse Factory was inspired in part by the masterful industry murals of Mexican artist Diego Rivera, the outrageous illustrations of cartoonist Rube Goldberg, and the slap-stick style humor of Charlie Chaplin’s film “Modern Times.”