Haughty, grotesque and loving attention…..
ZIRKUS is the story of two cynical circus directors who are lifelong friends. After a few glorious years, their circus got in trouble and was eventually shut down. Missing the attention and looking for new praise, the directors came up with a plan which involved a flamboyant and voluptuous lady who is promised popularity and attention and does not seem to realize that she is being exploited for her appearance and is actually paraded as a circus freak.
Inspired by the Freak Show Genre, the act wants to push the boundaries of the stereotype of beauty and explore its contradictions, providing street theater that borders on the absurd and the grotesque. ZIRKUS, with its variety of humors, creates moments of authorized transgression by celebrating what deviates from normal and by reminding us not to take ourselves too seriously.
The stark contrast between the characters and the interaction with the audience creates an interesting and fascinating mix, guaranteed to leave the audience wanting more.