Cosmicomics

Jun 21 - Jun 29

Event Details

  • Sat, Jun. 21
    8:00 pm
  • Sun, Jun. 22
    2:00 pm
  • Sun, Jun. 22
    8:00 pm
  • Mon, Jun. 23
    8:00 pm
  • Thu, Jun. 26
    8:00 pm
  • Fri, Jun. 27
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, Jun. 28
    2:00 pm
  • Sat, Jun. 28
    8:00 pm
  • Sun, Jun. 29
    2:00 pm

All Ages

The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.

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Sky Candy presents an aerial theatre production of COSMICOMICS, adapted from Italo Calvino’s beloved collection of short stories of the same name, June 21-29 at the Long Center.

Sky Candy, east Austin’s aerial and circus arts company, is collaborating with acclaimed Austin theatre director, Rudy Ramirez on an aerial theatre production of COSMICOMICS, Italo Calvino’s beloved collection of short stories of the same name. Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics, a beautiful and unique achievement in storytelling, tells tall tales about creation–magical, fantastical, adventurous stories–but it bases those stories on the findings of science and does not ask that we give these stories our belief, the way that countless creation myths have done over the centuries. In doing so, these stories insist that science and magic are not mutually exclusive: that the discoveries of science can give us meaning and show us miracles through the bridge of our imagination. In the words of the director, “COSMICOMICS will draw from the aesthetics of silent film, commedia dell’arte and turn-of-the-century circus arts to tell these stories of climbing ladders to the moon, the love-life of the last living dinosaur, and why the ultimate answer to the question “Why are we here?” just might be “pasta.” The show features original live music from Bruce Salmon and Amanda Kitchens of The Inheritance and a cast that combines some of Austin’s finest actors with some of Austin’s most stunning aerial acrobats and circus performers. We welcome Austin audiences to a fantastical world where the moon is just a stone’s throw away and ordinary people rise high into the air on just the power of their dreams.

  • Child (10 and under) and Senior ticket rates are available
  • Student ticket rates are available (w/ID)
  • Runtime is 100 minutes w/10 min intermission

Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.

 

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