Harrison Bergeron Escapes from the Zoo, by Kurt Vonnegut

  • 4/12/2014 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Location: Memorial Hall, Wish Theater
  • Event Type: Performance

Adapted by the cast from Kurt Vonnegut's short story of the same name, Harrison Bergeron is an absurdist social satire, set in a futuristic American dystopia whose citizens have been rendered equal by having their talents handicapped. This nouveau cirque production incorporates aerial silks, acrobatics, original text, music, choreography, clowning, and media design. Work on the production has been supported by an array of workshops and training with teaching-artists, including Portland-based aerialist Janette Fertig, internationally renowned clown Avner Eisenberg ("Avner the Eccentric"), unicycle specialist Steve Spaeth of Brunswick WOW, and Canadian interdisciplinary conceptual artist and media designer, Jamie Griffiths.

The performances are free and open to the public.

Harrison Bergeron is produced with support from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts