502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804
Individual Tickets on sale August 19, 2019
Cirque Mechanics 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The action in 42FT is full of theatricality and a modern sensibility, and showcases a galloping mechanical metal horse. Also featuring a rotating tent frame to showcase strongmen, acrobats and aerialists, this circus uses a unique approach to performance, inspiring storytelling and innovative mechanical staging.
Although Cirque Mechanics inspiration is modern circus, its roots are in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American industrial ingenuity. Consequently, the show creates a welcoming place where we can be amazed. Above all, the show, embedded in realism, displays a raw quality rarely found in modern circus. Cirque Mechanics signature style exhibits acrobatics, mechanical marvels, and a bit of clowning around.
Finally, 42ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels draws inspiration from the 1930’s traveling American circuses visible in the pages of LIFE Magazine and interpreted through the era’s silent film’s like Charlie Chaplin’s “The Circus.” Likewise, the team also drew inspiration from Sara Gruen’s best-selling novel “Water for Elephants”, also based on historical research
Photo Credit: Maike Schulz
Step right up ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, to the Cirque Mechanics world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust- within 42FT.
“…engrossingly entertaining.” ~ The New York Times
“…exceptional for the wit, whimsy and wonder.” ~ Omaha World-Herald