Pedestrian Circus is a one-human show spanning many discovery zones. Characters and self-perception are shaken and stirred. A fantastic voyage where we feast on a hot wet fantasy of persona pizza, insecurity extra cheese toppings, pepperoni ego death. Hey y’all, the body is a stretched canvas just waiting for the scrumptious tidbits of humanity to get messy. Watch ya girl Rose Luardo and her radical performative costume changes as she flits from human skin to human skin. The show is a multi-character blitzkrieg bop with a business suit, bucket hat, face gems, and prosthetic pee-pees! What is she like? There will be video. There will be dance. There will be blood.
For ages 18+
Interested in a not-necessarily-romantic way to connect over art? Select the Blind Date ticket at checkout and Cannonball will pair you with another audience member for a pre- and post-show experience. Blind Date is only available for this show on Mon, Sep 19, 2022 7:30 PM. Check out https://www.cannonballfestival.org/blinddate for more information.
This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater, dance, circus, music, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret, pop-up events, workshops, artist talkbacks, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org.
This performance contains brief suggested language. This show is freaky. This show discusses and describes age, death, decay, and elder sexuality. This show might be so funny it destroys you.
Health & Safety
Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly.
Made with: Rebekah Rickards, Ashley Berkman and Brian Adoff
About the Artist
Rose Luardo is a peri-menopausal artist, shapeshifter, a creature of the world, dancer, warlock, and agent of joy. She is bouncy. She loves magic shows. One scoop wholesomeness, one scoop terror, Rose’s flavor is fizz. Her work is a soup of video art and live performance pieces. Characters and transformation are at the center of dramatic action while Rose jumps from human skin to human skin before your very eyes. She is into finding the edge where self-perception and personality break way into risk-taking and truth-seeking. This bitch’s work carves out a space to undo the harms of normative expectation and to provide a glimpse at something she calls “radical character freedom”. This is the beautiful grit of human impulse and exuberance motivated by mayhem. All of this is done with humor and joy, which is, essential to Rose and her work. Wild cackling laughter is what much be conjured when freedom sniffing. Let her delight you with the scent of your own enema bag.