WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES
CIRCA AND LA BOITE (AUSTRALIA) – Canadian Premiere
“Circa have reinvented circus the way Cirque du Soleil did decades ago… but the young company is way cooler.” — The Mirror, UK
Returning to Theatre Junction for the third time, Circa presents a new production When One Door Closes where three turn-of-the-century masterpieces collide with extreme acrobatic theatre.
A door slams. A shot is fired. On the other side, unseen by the audience and inconsequential husbands and lovers, are three great heroines from the pages of twentieth century drama: Miss Julie, Hedda Gabler and Nora. What if they all ended up in the same room? What if they couldn’t speak? What if the room was full of scratched recordings of A Doll’s House? How would they navigate each other, their own pasts and the future?
Under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz, Circa is at the frontier of new circus performance. Circa’s award-winning work has been seen in 34 countries across six continents. A multi-skilled ensemble of artists pushes the boundaries of the circus art form, blurring the lines between movement, dance, theatre and circus, creating a singular ‘Circa’ experience.
Created by Yaron Lifschitz and Libby McDonnell with the Circa Ensemble A Circa and La Boite Theatre Company Co-Production
“Take your children and your grandchildren, persuade every twenty-something you know to go along, for this is circus in all its rawness and astonishment which makes you realize the sheer wonder of the human body.” – Daily Review, Australia
Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Directors: Yaron Lifschitz & Libby McDonnell
Dramaturg: Todd MacDonald
Lighting Designer: Jason Organ
Costume Designer: Libby McDonnell
Performers: Circa Ensemble
Composer: Oonagh Sherrard
May 9-13, 2017
Regular – $45
Arts worker & Under 30 – $30
Student – $20
Exchanges are free for Season Passholders. Exchanges may be made for another performance of the same production with a minimum 24-hours notice and based on availability
For regular ticket holders, a minimum of 48-hours notice is required and an exchange fee of $3.75/per ticket will be applied