Elevator Thoughts (aka Tweet): Passengers cirque show at Seattle Rep by The 7 Fingers. Directed, written, & choreographed by Shana Carroll. Effortless #acrobatics. Included some occasional singing. #showsiveseen #theatre #circus #acrobat
Synopsis from the Theatre: Your train is about to depart the station and a cirque spectacular awaits. Through contemporary dance, music, and extraordinary acrobatics, a breathtaking series of vignettes tells the unique stories of reunions and goodbyes from the strangers that surround you onboard. From contemporary physical theater troupe The 7 Fingers comes this jaw-dropping ride you must see to believe.
Attended Performance Date: 9/30/23 (Opening Weekend) – Preview Posts
Type: Cirque Show
World Premiere: No
Several or Few Scenes: Several
Several or Few Settings/Locations: Several
Static (Stationary) Set: No
Prior Exposure/Knowledge Required: No
Defined Plot/Storyline: No
Live Band/Orchestra: Mostly no but Santiago Rivera Laugerud played the ukelele and sang during one segment. Of note, Kisha Kessalines-Wright also sang during one segment.
Equity Actors: Zero but I think it’s because 1) this not an American company 2) and this show was more cirque/acrobatics and less of a play/musical.
Total Number of Actors: 9
Perceived Pace of the Show: Medium Speed
Length (Including Any Intermission): 1.5 hours
Was there an intermission?: No
Was This the First Time I Attended a Production of this Show: Yes
Would I See It Again 3 Years from Now?: No
Recommendation: See it if 1) you appreciate shows from Cirque Du Soleil or Teatro Zinzanni 2) and you’re okay with no plot
Other Rave(s) Not Mentioned in Elevator Thoughts
- Effortless Feats: The performers effortlessly showcased their talents with the hula hoop, aerial acts (especially Eduardo De Azevedo Grillo and Kisha Kessalines-Wright), acrobatics, and the Chinese pole (Marco Ingaramo).
Other Musing(s) and Observation(s)
- Dropped Props: The hula hoop and juggling balls dropped a couple of times. I couldn’t determine if this was intentionally part of the act or an actual mistake.
- Concurrent Performances: Throughout the show, there were often two separate acts showcased at the same time, and it was a little difficult to appreciate both performances equally. Maybe it’s because I sat really close (with a great view BTW). First world problems, right?
Theatre Company: The 7 Fingers
Venue: Seattle Repertory Theatre
Venue Physical Address: 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
Price: Cheap to Expensive
Ticket Affordability Options:
- Theatre’s official pages about discounts and pay-what-you-can performances
Dates: September 22 to October 15, 2023
Seating: Assigned Seating
Parking: There are paid lots and paid street parking. I usually park on Mercer to the West of 1st Ave. There’s usually also a lot of street parking around Safeway. If there’s an event in Seattle Center or Climate Pledge Arena, street parking is usually limited and much more expensive.
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Cast and Production Team: See after pictures and/or video below
@showsiveseen #Passengers #cirque #show at @seattlerep by @@les7doigts. Directed, written, & choreographed by Shana Carroll. Effortless #acrobatics. Included some occasional singing. Review: showsiveseen.com/6806 #showsiveseen #circus #acrobat #theatre ♬ Trip – Siine
Eduardo de Azevedo Grillo
Santiago Rivera Laugerud
|Director, Writer & Choreographer
|Assistant to the Director
|Assistant to the Technical Director
|Laura-Rose R. Grenier
|DOP – Shooting
|Mark O Fearghail
|Gabriel Fournier-El Ayachi
|Set Design Assistant
|Music, Lyrics, Sound Design & Arrangements
|Contortion, Hula-Hoop & Trapeze Arrangements
|Music Composer: Opening, Tight Wire & Epilogue
|Tour Technical Director
|Tour Light Operator
|Tour Sound and Video Operator