Eight strangers find themselves in a room with no exit. They are isolated from the world in a bunker where supplies are scarce. In the absence of enough, the new arrivals see themselves in a different light: vindictive and kind, desperate and hopeful. With no allies but each other, 8 disparate personalities vie for survival, connection, and a way out.
“The Way Out” is 90 minutes of heart-stopping acrobatics, aerial, theater and dance. It is a truly contemporary form of storytelling, using the raw physicality of the performers, video projection, the choreography of Elizabeth Rose and artistic direction of Terry Crane. “The Way Out” spotlights a small company of 8 acrobats with their hearts on their sleeves and their calluses worn smooth.
Featuring performances by:
Tanya Brno, Marta Brown, Arne Bystrom, Emma Curtiss, Joselynn Engstrom, Tyler Ferraro, Elizabeth Rose, Jonathan Rose
About The Acrobatic Conundrum
The Acrobatic Conundrum is a contemporary circus company from Seattle, Washington, founded in 2012 by Terry Crane and Joselynn Engstrom. The Conundrum presents original, extraordinary circus acts alongside moments of absurd and intimate humanity. The artists of the Acrobatic Conundrum tell their stories as individuals as well as take physical risks live onstage. As a company, they are dedicated to a vision of human courage, connection, and collaboration.
The Way Out was a production of the Acrobatic Conundrum. It was originally performed at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, and subsequently went to Chicago in January of 2014, as part of the first Contemporary Circus Festival in the united states.
Director: Terry Crane
Managing Director: Joselynn Engstrom
Stage manager: Katheryn Reed
Set and props: Morgan Sobel
Artistic Consulting: Janet Mcalpin
Graphic Design: Edrea Lita
Filming: Allan Roysden
Thanks to Shayna Swanson, Dana Dugan, Matt Roben, the whole CCCF crew, Open Space, Athenaeum Theater, SANCA, ECT,
Versatile Arts, Youngstown cultural arts center, Leah Papernick, Liv Monroe, Brett Copes, Colt Sandberg, and all of our supporters.