When: Sat., May 9, 8 p.m. 2015
Imagine a post-apocalyptic world dominated by machines and flying unicycles. Such a scenario exists in Pedal Punk, the latest show from Cirque Mechanics. Inspired by steampunk culture and the BMX biking roots of the troupe’s founder, Chris Lashua, the awe-inspiring act travels into a land dominated by wheels — 90 of them, to be exact. An industrial set holds up a mirror to our technology-obsessed society, while playful performers ride bicycles of all shapes and sizes — including the 3,000-pound Gantry Bike. The result is a synergy between man and machine that takes storytelling in new directions.