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Happy Hour

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre

September 12-September 30

2021 Fringe Festival

1 hour

Pay What You Can

The MAAS Building StudioMap

Come as you are. Drink it in. Dance. Happy Hour is an improvised, immersive performance piece from Almanac Dance Circus Theatre. Sensing, feeling, listening, queering, climbing, balancing, and weaving, an ensemble of acrobats, dancers, and fools combine childlike curiosity, playfulness, and wonder to challenge an adult world too full of unspoken rules and stubborn habits.


This is our hour to be happy — whatever that means. Or at least try. Can we do it? What will happen if we fail? In a future where the only certainty is uncertainty, Almanac converts its improvisational creation process — honed through past performances such as Exile 2588, Leaps of Faith and Communitas, 5 Years Later — into a shifting ephemeral performance that melds itself to every space and circumstance. Featuring both Almanac veterans and newcomers, Happy Hour blends the edges of circus, dance, and physical theatre, creating authentic emotions and absurdity in equal measure.


Happy Hour is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, a satelite festival produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and the Maas Building featuring over 150 events and performances of 24 original shows across 2 performance spaces and 21 days. Learn more at



Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 – 8:30pm
Thursday, Sep 16, 2021 – 6:00pm
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021 – 5:30pm
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 – 9:00pm

Health and Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this and all Cannonball Festival events. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.

Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.



Featuring Nathan Alford-Tate, Amalia Colon-Nava, Ben Grinberg, Lauren Johns, Gabrielle Revlock, Mae West, and more, with live original music. Production coordinated by Kate Hanley

This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, an independent satellite festival produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and the Maas Building featuring over 150 events including performances of 27 original shows, nightly cabarets, and more. Learn more at

Content Considerations

Appropriate for all ages

About the Artists

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre is an award-winning, Philadelphia-based company dedicated to creating original works of genre-defying art. Since its founding, Almanac has premiered 11 shows and toured nationally across eleven states and internationally in Mexico and Edinburgh. Through hybrid experimentation, deep narratives, and open environments of circus learning, Almanac gives audiences access to a little bit (or a lot of) everything so they can experience the vicarious thrill of performance without barriers. Learn more about Almanac at

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