September 1, 3–6 + 9–12, 2019
After fringe hits Exile 2588, Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes, and Jeanne/Jean/John/Jawn, Barrymore-winning Almanac Dance Circus Theatre is back with an all-original new production helmed by associate artists Desirée Hall and Mia Rocchio. Drawing on personal experiences in which intimate relationships are disrupted by debilitating and life-threatening illnesses, The Edge uses ensemble acrobatics and live music to bring audiences inside the experience of living life as a caretaker.Through video, acrobatic dance, and live music, brave characters unearth how sanity is found when stability tempts desertion. This original piece reveals relationships between sufferers of debilitating diseases and their caretakers. It’s a kinetic navigation of grief, the point between vitality and decay, and the slaphappy effect of unusual routines.
$25 / 60 minutes
$15 tickets for seniors, students, and artists
Shows run about 60 minutes with no intermission and begin on August 27th 7:30pm, August 28th 5:30pm, August 29th 9:30pm, August 30th 7pm and 9:30pm, and August 31 at 5:30pm and 8pm at a “Pay What You Can” rate. We will be performing at the Community Education Center at 3500 Lancaster Ave in West Philadelphia. Please contact Lauren Johns at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats for those dates.
Artistic Director Ben Grinberg Producers Desirée Hall and Mia Rocchio Sponsors (TBD) Performers/Collaborators Jessica Adams, Desiree Hall, Christine Morano, Stephen Peterson, Mia Rocchio, Macy West Outside Eyes Efe Alibo, Nathan Alfred-Tate, Nicole Burgio, Ben Grinberg, Lauren Johns Stage Manager Aria Proctor Musician Austin Blakely Lighting Designer Amanda Jensen Interviewees Shary D. Navarro, Cynthia Rocchio Photography Maurice Jones CostumesHenry Lee