Though Australia is best known as a nation of convicts, it has also produced many of the world’s top movie stars, cutest marsupials, and most inedible food-pastes. Ooh, aah, and Aussie-Aussie-Aussie some of Prison Island’s top performers with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get one ticket to Circus Oz at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley (up to a $52 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, October 7, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, October 8, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, October 9, at 8 p.m.
Born in Melbourne in 1978, Circus Oz is an animal-free circus troupe that performs all the death-defying stunts and astounding feats of Cirque de Soleil while undercutting its spectacle with a refreshing dose of irreverent Australian humor. The motley band of tumblers, tightrope-walkers, foot-jugglers, magicians, and acrobats favor leather pants, Viking helmets, and wild facial hair over spangly Lycra unitards—giving the circus a wondrously raw feel, like a steampunk Victorian circus comprised of Mad Max extras. Over the course of two hours, voluptuous ringleader Sarah Ward will unfold a cheeky phantasmagoria of star-crossed trapeze artists, roller discos, bicycles overflowing with 11 riders, two men balanced atop the shoulders of a single woman, and a mysterious event known only as “the senior citizens’ hour of power.” An off-kilter brass band (complete with a tiny tricycle organ) replaces the typical cirque’s New Age mood music with joyous rock and roll.
Circus Oz has traveled the world and dazzled audiences in 26 countries across five continents—all while raising money for social justice charities and indigenous communities. Unlike Australia, Circus Oz is appropriate for all ages, so bring the whole family with today’s Groupon.
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University of California Berkeley
101 Zellerbach Hall
Berkeley, California 94720Get Directions