Carny Knowledge: A Sideshow Extravaganza of Original Plays and Extraordinary Oddities
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Now, the national touring production returns to Boston. Learn More
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Featured review from SilverHolly8
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I loved the atmosphere of the show, although with many different multi-media going on at once, it was a bit overwhelming. Some of the circus acts were very impressive. I was disappointed by the short play vignettes, which suffered from a combination of weak acting, direction, and script; they felt a bit like children's theatre. The sideshow acts were the highlight of the show for sure.
Carny Knowledge is a dazzling array of carnival- inspired plays and carnival-style performances — using new-timey production methods to evoke old time-y interpretations. Drawing its roots from the sideshows that spread across the nation from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s, Carny Knowledge conjures up that mysterious thrill that would envelop curious onlookers every time the circus came to town, accompanied by the cacophony of sideshow barkers promising the wonders of the world to those who had never strayed far from home.
Modern times may dictate that these simple thrills are gone. That there are no mysteries left to unearth in this plugged-in, tuned-out age. But in January and February, the Boston-based Fort Point Theatre Channel will prove them wrong by crossing the pond into Cambridge with a gaggle of playwrights, filmmakers, musicians, dancers, roustabouts, and other diverse practitioners of the carny crafts, to create six thrilling evenings of ballyhoo, burlesque, and incomparable carnival-style entertainment.
Fort Point Theatre Channel is a professional performance company, nurtured and inspired by the talent that lives and works in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood. Carny Knowledge will be Fort Point Theatre Channel’s second playfest, a place to transform ideas into workshop productions
About the Ticket Supplier: Fort Point Theatre Channel
Fort Point Theatre Channel is dedicated to creating and sustaining new configurations of the performing arts, bringing together an ensemble of artists from the worlds of theater, music, visual arts, and everything in between as a forum for collaborative expression while enriching the Fort Point community, Boston, and beyond.