Theater: Flip FabriQue in Catch Me!, Byham Theater

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES

COHEN & GRIGSBY TRUST PRESENTS SERIES
Presents

Flip FabriQue in Catch Me!

QUEBEC’S AWARD-WINNING ACROBATIC TROUPE
MAKES ITS PITTBSURGH PREMIER

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017 | 7:00 PM | BYHAM THEATER

PITTSBURGH ̶ The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce award-winning Quebec-based acrobatic troupe, Flip FabriQue, performing Catch Me! (Attrape-Moi!) on the U.S. tour, will make its Pittsburgh premier on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.   This event is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, part of the 2017-2018 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series.

Flip FabriQue’s Catch Me! is a fast-paced, innovative circus show that features the talented acrobatic troupe performing stunning, gravity defying feats, while using anything from hula hoops, to folding chairs to a one-of-a-kind trampo-wall. This crowd pleasing cirque sensational performance is a fearless and lively treat for all ages. The New York Times, praised the troupe as “other wordly” and shared, “…this troupe offers acts that don’t seem humanly possible…” Catch Me! was nominated in the category of Unique Theatrical Experience, Drama Desk Awards. The Edinburgh Guide, exclaimed, “This is absolute world class circus craft….An utterly phenomenal show.”

Flip FabriQue was founded in 2011 by Jérémie Arsenault, Jade Dussault, Bruno Gagnon, Christopher Hamel, Francis Julien and Hugo Ouellet-Côté, all graduates from École de cirque de Québec. The troupe has performed to audiences around the world with esteemed artistic companies Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Eloize.  The troupe’s unique performances adopt a creative and collaborative approach that spotlights each artist’s qualities and strengths to create an acrobatic choreography that is pure magic.  Founding member, Bruno Gagnon, reminisces, “When I was a little boy, my mother kept telling me to stop jumping around, stop running all over the place, calm yourself, stay still for two minutes!  Now-some years later, I am still having fun, throwing objects, jumping everywhere, having my friends throw me around and catch me just for fun.  My mother still tells me, be careful, don’t go too fast, watch where you’re going!”

Tickets ($30-$45) are on sale at the following official Pittsburgh Cultural Trust ticket sources:  online at TrustArts.org, by calling Guest Services at 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.  For groups of 10+ call 412-471-6930, online at TrustArts.org/GroupSales or in person at Theater Square Box Office.

To watch a video clip of Flip FabriQue, visit: https://vimeo.com/230664563.

Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents The 2017-2018 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series will feature an exceptional season of dazzling area premiers, returning favorites and one of a kind performances – for all ages.  From music to dance, comedy, theater and more, the series will bring an array of national and international award-winning performers to the unique stages of the Benedum Center, Byham Theater and August Wilson Center located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.  Cohen & Grigsby has been the presenting sponsor of the series since the 2008-2009 season. For more event information, visit www.TrustArts.org.

For more information about Cohen & Grigsby, visit: www.cohenlaw.com.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners.  Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District.  The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization.  A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.  Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life.  Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.

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