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CIRCUS INCOGNITUS Virtuoso Clown in a One-Man Comedy

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    Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents American clown and comic physical theatre performer Jamie Adkins in his one-man show Circus Incognitus for one performance in the Castle Theater, Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

    This engaging evening of clowning is suited for both the young and young at heart.

    In Circus Incognitus, the star ‘clown’, Jamie Adkins, uses everyday objects such as a cardboard box, a chair, step-ladder and even fruit to create an on-stage playground of fun and frivolity, danger and suspense and outright laughter.

    Audiences are presented with a charming “everyman” who just wants to please the audience in front of him and he more than successfully accomplishes that task.

    The show starts out with the star entering a darkened stage with the elements of his new show all in a box. He notices his awaiting audience and the fun begins.

    He immediately struggles to build the scene around him using everyday objects. Things go awry as his props prove most unhelpful: his ladder disintegrates under foot. He wrangles an animated chair, tussles with a pesky hat, negotiates a precarious slack wire and juggles almost everything.

    Theatre-goers may even get involved in the action by tossing lemons for Jamie to catch on a fork…held between his teeth.

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    An expert at comedy born of desperation, Jamie’s performance is humble and unguarded. Adkins capably escorts the audience along his poetic journey with sidesplitting wit.

    Tickets to Circus Incognitus are $35 plus applicable fees. MACC members receive a 10% discount and kids 12 and under are half price. Tickets available at the MACC Box Office, by phone at 242-SHOW or online at MauiArts.org.

    Comic physical theatre performer Jamie Adkins in his one-man show Circus Incognitus for one performance in the Castle Theater, Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 pm. PC: Amanda Russell
    show Circus Incognitus for one performance in the Castle Theater, Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 pm. PC: MACC.

    Comic physical theatre performer Jamie Adkins in his one-man show Circus Incognitus for one performance in the Castle Theater, Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 pm. PC: Amanda Russell

    CIRCUS INCOGNITUS, directeur artistique Jamie Adkins, lumiere Nicolas Descoteaux, costume Katrin Leblond, musique Lucie Cauchon, musicienne Anne-Marie Levasseur au Theatre de la Cite Internationale du 5 au 29 janvier 2012.
    Avec : Jamie Adkins
    (photo by Patrick Berger / ArtComArt)

    CIRCUS INCOGNITUS, directeur artistique Jamie Adkins, lumiere Nicolas Descoteaux, costume Katrin Leblond, musique Lucie Cauchon, musicienne Anne-Marie Levasseur au Theatre de la Cite Internationale du 5 au 29 janvier 2012.
    Avec : Jamie Adkins
    (photo by Patrick Berger / ArtComArt)

    CIRCUS INCOGNITUS, directeur artistique Jamie Adkins, lumiere Nicolas Descoteaux, costume Katrin Leblond, musique Lucie Cauchon, musicienne Anne-Marie Levasseur au Theatre de la Cite Internationale du 5 au 29 janvier 2012.
    Avec : Jamie Adkins
    (photo by Patrick Berger / ArtComArt)

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