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The New Conformity (+ Alphonse & Lola)

The New Conformity (+ Alphonse & Lola)

Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Date & Time:
November 30, 2018
8:00 PM

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Arts Kids and Family

City Centre

Zone A $35. Zone B $25

Presented by:

Surrey Civic Theatres and Surrey International Children's Festival

Looking for a show that you can bring your kids to but is sophisticated enough for adults only? Three skilled jugglers use their tools of the trade plus martial arts to tell a story that’s both touching and laugh-out-loud funny. And to start, a short dance piece where a dancer and a fiddler turn everyday situations into something laughably ridiculous.

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Breaking apart preconceptions of juggling, Cause and Effect Circus uses it as the background for The New Conformity, a touching story with silent characters and laugh-out-loud humour. Three co-workers struggle to make it through the day but disagreements over minor details spiral into chaos, bringing to light a universal struggle: the comfort of conformity versus the freedom of individuality—told through tightly choreographed prop manipulation, martial arts, and physical theatre.

Eloi Homier opens the evening in the lobby. A dance piece in the style of early 20th century silent film, Alphonse & Lola features a dancer and a fiddler turning commonplace situations into the laughably ridiculous.

Suggested ages: 5 and up

Running time is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes, no intermission

Beyond the Show

We're sure you'll enjoy watching this performance, but did you know that Surrey Civic Theatres offers a circus class for youth—and it's free. This way, they can get in on the action and explore their own creativity—it's eagerly waiting to come out to play! Check out our performing arts classes for Cirque Surrey. The next class starts in January 2019.