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Air Play

Acrobuffos
from New York, New York

February 11 – March 6, 2022
Recommended Ages
For everyone 5 and up
Price
Tickets start at $20
What Kind of Show?
Circus; stunning and hilarious
Length
60 minutes with no intermission
Venue
The New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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Week of February 7 – 13

Feb 11

Fri, 7pm

Feb 12

Sat, 11am

Feb 12

Sat, 3pm

Feb 13

Sun, 11am

Feb 13

Sun, 3pm

Week of February 14 – 20

Feb 18

Fri, 7pm

Live Sign-Interpretation provided by partner organization Hands On.
Live audio-description provided

Feb 19

Sat, 11am

Feb 20

Sun, 11am

Feb 20

Sun, 3pm

Week of February 21 – 27

Feb 23

Wed, 2pm

Feb 24

Thu, 2pm

Feb 25

Fri, 2pm

Feb 25

Fri, 7pm

Feb 26

Sat, 11am

Feb 26

Sat, 3pm

Feb 27

Sun, 11am

Feb 27

Sun, 3pm

Week of February 28 – March 6

Mar 04

Fri, 7pm

Mar 05

Sat, 11am

Mar 05

Sat, 3pm

Mar 06

Sun, 11am

Mar 06

Sun, 3pm

Key

  • Audio Described Performance
    Audio-Described

    Live audio-description provided

  • Audio Described Performance
    Sensory-Friendly

    Relaxed performance adapted for sensory sensitivities

  • Audio Described Performance
    Sign-Interpreted

    Live Sign-Interpretation provided by partner organization Hands On.

  • Audio Described Performance
    Talk-Back

    Get to know the performers and creative team at a Talk-Back!

Sensory-Friendly Performance

About the Show

The Acrobuffos are back! Circus and science collide when these globetrotting clowns return with their sold-out spectacle, Air Play (New Victory 2018). With knowing smiles and suitcases full of surprises, this comedic duo elicits gales of laughter as they transform ordinary objects into uncommon beauty. This delightful, flightful homage to the power of air will take your breath away as the Acrobuffos goad gravity and make really, really, really high art out of the very thing we breathe.

The Acrobuffos goad gravity to make ordinary objects appear extraordinary.

Did You Know?

  1. Air Play features moments of masked audience interaction. If you are seated in the first six rows of the orchestra, be prepared for some up-close off-stage shenanigans and—for a lucky few—an onstage invitation.
  2. While the many powerful fans at play in Air Play move lots of air around the stage, rest assured that we recently upgraded our air filtration system with MERV-13 filters, and all the air in the auditorium is fully replaced after every performance.
  3. The Acrobuffos are New Victory LabWorks alumni! Since developing Air Play as part of LabWorks in 2014, they’ve brought the show to over 75 theaters on 5 continents, and are now returning to the New Victory stage for the second time.

About the Company

Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone are the performers and not-so-typical clowns behind the award-winning theater company Acrobuffos. Partners on stage and off, Bloom and Gelsone use their signature mix of circus and street theater to create wordless comedic works around the globe, performing for audiences of all ages.

Creative Team

Performers
Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone

Kinetic Sculptor
Daniel Wurtzel

Director
West Hyler

Technical Director
Todd Alan Little

Stage Manager
Flora Vassar

Lighting Design
Jeanne Koenig

Costumes
Ashley Dunn Gatterdam

Sound Design
Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone

Additional Sound Design
Phil Ingle

Props
Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone

Photos

Photo: Florence Montmare
Photo: Nikola Milatovic
Photo: Nikola Milatovic
Photo: Nikola Milatovic

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The Acrobuffos, Seth and Christina, in their living room.
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