RagTag: A Circus in Stitches
September 27-October 1
2021 Fringe Festival
The MAAS Building GardenMap
Have you ever stopped to think about the threads which make up the fabric of everyday life? How sometimes, they feel so perfectly knit together, while at other times, they feel more like a tangled web of knots? Every fiber has a source, but what prevents it from completely unraveling? Woven together, these loose ends create a new story. Follow our RagTag group of threadbare, yarn-spinning characters as they explore a new patchwork world. You’ll be entwined with our group of mismatched artists as they stitch together a tapestry of talents. This show features high-flying, knot-tying, gravity defying aerialists, loopy jugglers, musicians that pull at your heart strings, and comedy that will leave you in stitches. Can these six ragamuffins find a common thread, or will they fall apart at the seams? Join us as we tell tales of support, fear, friendship, and the connections which inevitably interweave themselves in our lives.
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 – 2:00pm – Canceled
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 – 5:30pm – Canceled
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 – 2:00pm
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 – 5:30pm
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 – 2:00pm
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 – 5:30pm
Friday, Oct 1, 2021 – 5:30pm
Health & 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.
Ensemble: Justin Durham, Logan Kerr, Todd Degnan, Maeve Beck, Jason Span, Mariah Fraker
Produced by Doug Stewart
Original Concept by Jesse Dryden
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 cannonballfestival.org.
Appropriate for all ages
About the Artists
After touring with the internationally acclaimed youth performance troupe Circus Smirkus, eight friends held onto a dream to create their own powerful circus shows that would connect audiences to each other, the stage, and the world. With support from family, friends, coaches, mentors, and the greater circus community, Cirque Us was founded in 2016. Based in New England, the Cirque Us team now draws performers, directors, educators, technicians, and choreographers from all over the United States. Our circus collective seeks to bring the most passionate, committed, and talented circus artists to the hearts of local communities, whether it’s through a performative or educational lense.