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Cultural Events

Presented, in Association with Villa Charities, by Luminato Festival

Pss Pss

Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18, 2:00pm & 6:00pm
The Famous Spiegeltent at David Pecaut Square
Tickets starting at $19.00
Written by and starring Camilla Pessi and Simone Fassari
Directed by Louis Spagna
Visit the official Luminato website for tickets and details.

Photo by Pipo Gialluisi

Two modern-day clowns take to the stage. This can’t be good news!

Inspired by Chaplin, Keaton, and the stars of silent films, Compagnia Baccalà’s timeless performance of enthralling physicality and exquisite expression has been delighting audiences around the world since 2010.

Duo Camilla Pessi and Simone Fassari met at the Teatro Dimitri School in Switzerland and then parted ways, performing in many circuses and cabarets in faraway countries, without seeing each other for years. Then one day in 2004 Simone contacted Camilla to stand-in for his usual acrobatic partner who had run away from him, and thus they met again. They quickly discovered the artistic and human complicity that is born through their exceptional way of working together. They perfected the characteristics and techniques of their clown characters, creating the repertoire with which they ran away from the circus they were in, struck out alone, and continue to travel the world, this time together.

Winner of 13 international prizes, including the Cirque Du Soleil prize, Pss Pss has been performed over 600 times, in over 50 countries, and on all 5 continents, to huge acclaim. Inventive, exciting, ridiculous, this breathtaking pas de deux of mishaps and acrobatics will have you laughing long after you leave the theatre. Presented in The Famous Spiegeltent, a pop-up venue being set up in David Pecaut Square by Luminato as part of their 2017 festival, it’s a an experience you won’t want to miss!

Suitable for ages 9+ and non-English speakers.