PERPETUAL FRUSTRATION MACHINE is a raw thrust into the human drives of our desires, combining text and the physical discipline of circus. Co-creators, Stephen Sewell and Zebastian Hunter, have imagined a circus drama that explores desire for the unattainable.
“Our Desire, this destructive void seeks completion in our modern modes of success: recognition, money, violence, sex and domestic bliss. We all want everything and we want it now.”
PERPETUAL FRUSTRATION MACHINE features a startling array of acts – Glass Walking, Handstands, Contortion, Acrobatics, Aerial Hoop, Roue Cyr, Dart Throwing, Table Slides, Juggling and much more – all used to express the extreme depths of our modern affliction.
Comical, poignant, frenetic and poetic this joyous dance of daring circus invites you to cavort along with us as we seek release from this ecstatic prison of our own making.
WRITER: STEPHEN SEWELL
DIRECTOR: ZEBASTIAN HUNTER
PRODUCTION MANAGER: STEPH COX
LIGHTING DESIGNER: RICHARD VABRE
SOUND DESIGNER: IAN MOORHEAD
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER: STEPHANIE HOWE
PRODUCTION MANAGER/RIGGER/SET BUILDER: WAYNE APPLETON
ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE: BENJAMIN SHEEN
Circus Artists: DEBRA BATTON, STEPHANIE BENSON, SETH SCHEUNER, ADAM O’CONNOR
PHOTO BY: SEAN PARIS
Tickets $45 Adult / $37 Concession / $33 Preview / $15 Student Rush **
LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE PERFORMANCE
There is a complete lockout once the show has commenced.
Adult Themes | Simulated Violence