"Happenstance Theater specializes in the old skills - physical theater, clowning, mime - all served here with winking whimsy." - Washington Post
Startling Leaps of Imagination!
Daring Feats of Hope!
Ferocious Acts of Wonder!
Winner of 3 Helen Hayes Awards for
Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Costume Design and Outstanding Lead Actor.
IMPOSSIBLE! is a theatrical circus collage set against a backdrop of hard times. It is an homage to classic circus characters and images from the 1930s and 40s. The ensemble portrays iconic scenes from the classic American circus: the trapeze, tight wire, human canon ball, the animals, the danger, the magic and the poetry, without any encumbrance of reality, using only costume changes, shadow play, poetic text, illusion, and a one-person multi-instrumental circus band.
“…a visual showcase of skill, talent, and passion.” - Washington City Paper
DURATION: 80 minutes
AUDIENCE: All ages
MINIMUM STAGE REQUIREMENTS:
25 ft wide, x 25 ft deep x 12 ft high.
(7.5 m x 7.5 m by 3.5 m high)
Proscenium or Flexible Black Box
SIZE OF TOURING PARTY:
6 performers. 1 stage manager.
"Happenstance Theater's IMPOSSIBLE! is impossibly inventive, whimsical, and tender." - Broadway World
"Impossible! A Happenstance Circus performed by Happenstance Theater entertains, sneaks up on you, and snaps you awake.” - DC Theatre Scene