Start a new holiday tradition and savor the season with something a little sweet (but oh so good for you). Sweet Can Productions presents a new intimate theatrical circus experience with MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARET.
This astonishing production, a charming, light-hearted, variety program suitable for all ages, features the innovative clowning and acrobatics of some of the Bay Area's most talented theatrical circus artists (including Eli Cherweznik, BetH Clarke, Josh Garey, Eli Halperin, Kerri Kresinski, SAM Luckey, Karen Quest, Matt White, and Tera Zarra) in an unforgettable program that will amaze, delight, and inspire the entire family. MITTENS AND MISTLETOE, directed by award-winning clown duo Coventry & Kaluza, features live music from Josh Garey and Tera Zarra, comedy performances, and performances on trapeze, slack rope, Cyr wheel, and juggling.
The mission of Sweet Can Productions is to create intimate, heartfelt performances in which the audience and performer easily connect. Sweet Can presents the circus performer as a human being, and uses the performer's circus skills to make connections by demonstrating the shared emotional experiences that unite us all. Formed in 2006 at the San Francisco Circus Center by founding members BetH Clarke, Kerri Kresinski, and Daniela Steiner, Sweet Can was established with the artistic goal to bridge the gap between traditional circus and theater. Where most Bay Area circus performers were resigned to performing in night clubs, at corporate events, as incidental performers for major theatrical productions, or at non-professional community events, Sweet Can Productions wanted to allow for complete artistic expression, and embarked upon creating a production rooted in traditional circus, theater techniques, and improvisation, creating an intimate theatrical circus experience in which circus artists provide stage substance and not merely stage decoration.
Mittens and Mistletoe runs tonight, December 21-24, 2012 at Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St. (at Mission).
Friday, December 21, 8pm
Saturday, December 22, 4pm
Sunday, December 23, 2pm and 4pm
Monday, December 24, 2pm and 4pm
For tickets ($20 adults; $15 children), the public may call 415-225-7281 or visit brownpapertickets.com; for more information visit sweetcanproductions.com.