Jamie Adkins presents an hour of intricately choreographed mayhem in the tradition of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton in Circus Incognitus at the Windward Community College Palikū Theatre, January 22, 7:30 p.m.
The “unforgettable one-man circus comedy,” Adkins stars as the vulnerable everyman, who has just written a terrific show. He wanders onto stage in a box, delighted to find the audience ready waiting. Adkins struggles to build the scene around him using everyday objects—things go awry as his props prove most unhelpful and even his ladder disintegrates under foot! He wrangles an animated chair, tussles with a pesky hat, negotiates a precarious slack wire and juggles almost everything. Audience members even get involved in the endeavor.
A huge success since its debut in 2008, Circus Incognitus has been called “a gem of fresh burlesque” by Le Monde. Through a series of impossible and uproarious adventures, the celebrated clown-acrobat-juggler-illusionist-tightrope-walker attempts to win the audience over in this one-man show where tenderness and irresistible humor meet.