Come one, come all to witness the Thimblerig Circus at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Thimblerig is a fancy name for the cup and ball routine. It’s a magic trick disguised as a game of skill. This comedy team is made up of the last three surviving members of the famous Moldavian circus of the same name.
Having traveled from Moldavia to The Americas, Thimblerig is excited to share with the Americans everything there is to know about Moldavian tradition, particularly traditions involving juggling, fire-eating, and putting nails where nails shouldn’t go.
They call Atlanta, Ga. their homeaway-from-miserable-home, and can be seen performing all around in venues great and small.
The Moldavians say, “Our show is very tonguein- cheek. We tend to talk directly to our audience, and we love it when they talk back. The crazier they get, the crazier we feel we’re allowed to be. We don’t work from a script—we have an outline for the show, and that’s it. It gives us a lot of freedom to play.”
The opening act is singer/songwriter Jennifer Teeter. Her songs are campy, irreverent and played on a ukulele.
The Thimblerig Circus is on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands.
Tickets are $20. Call (828)526-9047 for more information.