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Cirque Mechanics Birdhouse Factory
October 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$22.50 – $50
High-flying acrobatic troupe Cirque Mechanics
brings their mechanical-inspired show Birdhouse Factory to the Smothers stage at Pepperdine
University in Malibu on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets, priced starting at $22.50 for adults, $22.50 for youth 17 and under, and $10 for full-time
Pepperdine students, are available now by calling (310) 506-4522 or visiting the event page. More
information about Cirque Mechanics is available at cirquemechanics.com.
Enter the most unlikely setting for a circus, a factory. One where the workers are acrobats and the
machines are circus props. Welcome to Birdhouse Factory!
See a contortionist perform on a turntable powered by unicyclists. Be captivated by the trapeze
artist powered by the spins of an acrobat inside a giant wheel. Be stunned as the trampoline wall
artists defy the laws of physics.
Giggle at the antics of the characters, be impressed by the acro-dancing and enchanted by the
story of laughter, love, flight, and birdhouses.
Birdhouse Factory was inspired, in part, by the masterful industry murals of Mexican artist Diego
Rivera, the outrageous illustrations of cartoonist Rube Goldberg and the slap-stick humor of
Charlie Chaplin’s film Modern Times. While these inspirations make Birdhouse Factory artful,
nostalgic and funny, the true essence of the show comes from the circus.
Birdhouse Factory is a simple story of daily life in a “widgets” factory circa 1935 as workers are
brought together by the most unlikely of events, a bird accidentally injured by the main steam
boiler. The accident and caring for the bird, brings the workers closer together and inspires them to
break away from the monotony of the assembly-line. They showcase their true inner talents and
abilities by using their bodies and machines to build birdhouses in a more joyous and soulful way.