Thursday, 15 January 2015
Western Carolina University will present Imago Theatre’s “FROGZ,” a family friendly show that combines Cirque du Soleil-style acrobatics with mesmerizing masks, mime and music, on Wednesday, Feb. 18.
Tickets to the show, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 20, and cost $5 for students and children, and $10 for all others.
With larger-than-life animals taking on human characteristics, “FROGZ” was designed to create a comedic and mind-bending carnival of the absurd that entertains people of all ages.
Working out of an 18,000-square-foot theater laboratory in Portland, Ore., Imago’s ensemble of actors, dancers, designers, fabricators and musicians developed a theatrical approach that’s equal parts dance, design, circus, music, text and illusion. “Animals” take on human characteristics and inanimate objects such as Slinkys engage in humanistic movements. Penguins play musical chairs, larger-than-life alligators taunt the audience, orbs run wild and frogs leap about in a madcap revue of illusion, comedy and fun.