THREE
Created by Bossy Flyer
Bossy Flyer - Long Beach, CA
 http://bossyflyer.com
V.23 - One88 
From the creators of the Off-Broadway hit Flight (5 STARS - WFP, “Ingenious” - NY Times), THREE brings acrobatics up close. Experience sweat, laughter and trust as three acrobats test the limits of human connection. A kinetic theatre experience packed with adrenaline and a slick soundtrack. 5 STARS - The List “A low-tech Cirque du Soleil” - LAist “Astonishing acrobatic theatre" - Broadway Baby “Awe-inspiring, surprisingly simple, and unconventionally spectacular” - Weekend Notes WINNER Best of Fest (4x), NOMINATED Best Show (Edinburgh)

Cast:
Cynthia Price, Ezra LeBank & Taylor Casas

    
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12
$10 Students, Seniors, Fringe Performers, Kids (12 & Under)

Genre:
Physical Theatre

Audience:
General

No warnings

Accessibility: Hard of hearing / Deaf, English as a new language
Wed July 17 7:00 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Thu July 18 6:15 PM
Fri July 19 6:15 PM
Sat July 20 8:00 PM
Sun July 21 2:45 PM
Tue July 23 6:15 PM
Wed July 24 8:00 PM
Thu July 25 8:00 PM
Fri July 26 9:45 PM
Sat July 27 4:30 PM

THREE

Bossy Flyer—One88

I happened to run into a friend at this show, and on the way out I commented to her that it was “very artsy and Fringe-y, physically impressive, and also kinda hot”, an assessment with which she seemed to agree. The same company had a hit last year with Flight, an adaptation of The Little Prince, and this show worked a similar magic, though not in so kid-friendly a manner.

I say that not only because the sexual tension in this thing exceeds the legal limit in seventeen states and the District of Columbia, but also because there’s no narration as there was in the previous show – maybe six words are spoken, mostly little outbursts serving more as sound effects than dialogue. The audience is left to decide for themselves what’s happening, though it probably helps if you know it’s a loose adaptation of Sartre’s No Exit. Not knowing this at the time I watched it – I only learned this as I was reading up in preparation for writing this review – I had interpreted it a bit differently, as about a triad relationship that isn’t terribly healthy, but that no-one can actually bring themselves to walk away from. I’d argue that thematically, I wasn’t all that far off.

Of course, it’s perfectly defensible to ignore all that and just go to admire this group’s always impressive acrobatics. In fact, for what is in many ways a very “Fringe-y” production, there’s something here to appeal to a surprisingly wide variety of audiences. It’ll make you gasp, it’ll make you think, and there’s a good chance it’ll make you horny.

Jeff Heikkinen


THREE

Bossy Flyer—One88

I’ve really enjoyed the previous shows by the Long Beach trio of Cynthia Price, Ezra LeBank and Taylor Casas and their acrobatic performances are always very polished and professional. This show lives up to previous standards as they enclose themselves in a tape delineated section of the stage and use their physical skills to tell a visual story. There are some spectacular and dangerous looking lifts, throws and catches combined with many parts where all three move together as one, twisting and turning around/over/under each other. Fear, curiosity, love, hate and jealousy are all on display at various times throughout the performance. Well done! There is also a free cookie provided by the venue for those that come for the show.

Murray Hunter


Bossy Flyer

THREE—One88

From the gravity-averse trio that made Fringe hit ‘Flight,’ THREE brings acrobatics up close. You can leave the kiddos at home for this thrilling acrobatic take on ’No Exit.’

We sweat, laugh, and figure out how to trust trust each other as we test the limits of human connection. All for your enjoyment. You definitely get the good end of the bargain now that we think about it.

Critics say we’re like Cirque du Soleil, but more fun to hang out with. We’ll take their word it. The music is good too.