Squirm Burpee Circus has opened at the New Vic! The show is created by Denver company The Handsome Little Devils …but some of us here at the New Vic think that’s a misnomer. It’s true, they are extremely handsome, but this troupe should be called the Handy Little Devils for their top notch inventions! Squirm Burpee Circus is an amazing mishmash of styles and inspirations, including vaudeville, steampunk, circus and silent film (a long twirling mustache will symbolize a villain forever). Here’s the back story on their most extraordinary attempt yet: the FINALE CONTRAPTION, built especially for their New Victory run.
|Dick Van Dyke with invention in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang|
|Photo: Handsome Little Devils|
|Mike and Dan install the engine. Photo: Handsome Little Devils|
The finale contraption has been designed as an extra-special addition for the New York audiences, so don’t miss this opportunity to appreciate the talents of the truly inventive and resourceful! Squirm Burpee Circus plays at The New Victory November 12-28. Want to know more? Watch the trailer here.