(New Brunswick, NJ) — State Theatre presents juggling duo, The Passing Zone on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 3pm. In their new show, Gravity Attacks!, veteran jugglers Jon Wee and Owen Morse invite the audience to join them in their fight against the world's most destructive evil force—gravity. Juggling combined with comedy and dangerous stunts make up an unforgettable and hilarious experience for families of all ages. Tickets range from $15-35.
Gravity has been keeping us all down for far too long, and finally someone is doing something about it. The Passing Zone puts gravity in its place, overpowering it with seemingly effortless dexterity. Objects fly through the air, like chainsaws, torches, and knives. You'll even see three people from the audience floating through space, orbiting planets, narrowly escaping dangerous collisions! It's a high-energy, interactive, gut-busting theatrical show that will thrill audiences of all ages.
Morse and Wee met in 1986 at a juggling convention and knew instantly they were meant to be a team. Just two weeks after their first performance together they won the Silver Medal at the International Jugglers' Association Teams Competition; the following year they won gold. The recognition earned them an invitation to the Comedy and Magic Club in Los Angeles, which led to their first national television appearance on The Tonight Show in September 1990.
The Passing Zone has been awarded five Guinness World Records and 18 Gold Medals from the International Juggler's Association. They were recently presented with that organization's Award of Excellence, for “excellence in the art of juggling through professional performance,” which is the most prestigious award in juggling (essentially the Juggling Hall of Fame), given to only thirteen acts worldwide since the organization's inception.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least one hour prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517.
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