Spysight is 20/20: Circophony Winter Production
Circophony Teen Circus premieres a new circus-theater spectacle, Spysight is 20/20, February 27 – 29 at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown.
This original circus performance features ten teen performers and an American Bully dog named Tonka in a raucous parody of the spy genre, from James Bond to Austin Powers. Action, intrigue, deception and juggling! Join our cast of acrobats as they try to figure out who is brainwashing the planet and why – the answer may not be what you expect!
This family-friendly performance features acrobatics, juggling, stilt-walking, balancing, physical comedy, contortion and unicycling performed by an impressive ensemble of trained teen circus performers. The show is created and directed by Circophony Lead Artist Allison McDermott, who is a professional circus performer and instructor and is Director of Advanced Training at the Children’s Circus of Middletown. Contortion coaching, choreography and Tonka the American Bully dog are provided by Naja Muller. Set and properties are designed by Robin Leet, costumes by Marion Imbruglio, and lighting design is by J-P LaRocco. Circophony, a collaboration between Oddfellows Playhouse and ARTFARM, has been providing Connecticut teenagers with circus training and performance opportunities since 2004.
Performances of Circophony’s Spysight is 20/20 are February 27 – 29 at 7 pm and also February 29 at 2 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids. Thursday, February 27 is a “pay-what-you-can” Preview. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oddfellows.org or over the phone by calling (860) 347-6143.
Circophony is supported by the Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD, Middletown Commission on the Arts, Middlesex United Way, City of Middletown Health Department, The Fund for Greater Hartford, the Evan Boyd Knoll Memorial Fund, Youth Violence Protection/CT Judicial Branch, Stare Family Fund, Thomas J. Atkins Memorial Trust Fund, American Savings Foundation and many generous individual donors.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.oddfellows.org. The Children’s Circus of Middletown, a five week day camp for ages 5 – 15 co-sponsored by Oddfellows Playhouse and the Middletown Commission on the Arts, is now accepting registrations for this summer. The program runs June 29 through July 31. For more info, or to register, go to www.middletownct.gov/arts.