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November 10, 2011

Acrobatics and adventure: Cirque Mechanics Theater Company to perform Old West Production in McCain

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Cirque Mechanics theater company is riding into Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium with its performance of "Boom Town," an acrobatic tale of an Old West adventure.

"Boom Town" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, as part of the university's 2011-2012 McCain Performance Series.

Early mining machines serve as the playground for prospectors and adventure seekers in Cirque Mechanics' newest production. Journey to the 1865 mining town of Rosebud, where an unlikely discovery sets off a series of hilarious and unexpected events full of the excitement and adventure.

"This production is slightly reminiscent of the Cirque show we presented to a sellout crowd last season," said Todd Holmberg, director of McCain Auditorium. "However, the theme and amazing antics of this family-friendly show are different enough to give the audience a unique and fun experience."

"Boom Town" features an ensemble of award-winning, world-renowned artists, acrobats, dancers, actors, jugglers and comics. The production includes a cast of performers climbing up swaying telegraph poles, dancing on a swinging chandelier, flying high and fast on a revolving crane and flipping and jumping on moving ore carts.

Tickets are on sale now, with prices starting at $15.50 for K-State students and $31 for the general public. Discounts for K-State faculty and staff, military and children are also available. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 785-532-6428. More information is available online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain.