ILLUSIVE: A Peek Into The Possibilities, Part Four

Last time, on ILLUSIVE: A Circus of Possibilities: in CircusWest’s upcoming student production (2 more days!), we follow characters that have their worlds turned inside out. Working together, they will put math, art, circus and the concept of reality to the test. The characters explore four worlds that come from aspects of the art of MC Escher: tessellation, fractals and spirals, polyhedra, and impossible geometry.

We travel with an Artist through a 2D world of tessellations. We meet an Architect who gets lost in a fractal forest and has to team up with the Artist to figure a way out of the infinite patterns. We explore a polyhedral construction site with bureaucrats and cops. Which brings us to the final story:

WORLD FOUR, with its impossible geometry. These are optical illusions–-2D shapes that convince us they are 3D. In this world, we follow the Artist et al. back to the town we started in, only to find things are still wonky. People are walking on walls. Staircases are leading people upside down. Here, the Artist, the Architect, the bureaucrats, the cops, and other characters picked up along the way need to work together to rebuild the town and get the world back to the way it was. Will they succeed? Find out at ILLUSIVE: A Circus of Possibilities!


ILLUSIVE runs May 10 – 13, 2018. Shows at 12:30 and 7:00pm. Tickets online:

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