Flying Karamazov Brothers Come to Wabash

October 25, 2012

Wabash College Visiting Artists Series presents the internationally acclaimed quartet, The Flying Karamazov Brothers. The "vaudevillian comedy-and-juggling spectacle," will perform their show, 4 Play, on Thursday, November 1 at 8 p.m. in Ball Theater in the Fine Arts Center.

Expect the unexpected with The Flying Karamazov Brothers in 4 Play. The self-proclaimed eccentric “lunatics” spice things up with a zany showcase filled with the astonishing juggling feats, laugh-out-loud comedy, and wild theatrics that have taken them to Broadway, television, and the big screen.

Known for consistently testing the laws of physics, The Flying Karamazov Brothers often invites members of the audience to contribute items for juggling. Adept with a wide range of conventional instruments, The Flying Karamazov Brothers amps up the excitement by making its own music, using clubs that are adapted as percussion strikers to allow the troupe to play drums and marimba phones without breaking juggling patterns.

The Wall Street Journal says about the group:  “The Karamazov’s deliver visual and verbal one-liners, all while creatively tossing about anything they can get their hands on!”
The Flying Karamazov Brothers’ wild and physically demanding antics won the ensemble a 1981 Obie Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway Theatre and a 2004 Award of Excellence from the International Jugglers’ Association. The group has appeared on the television sitcoms Seinfeld and Ellen and in the film “The Jewel of the Nile.”

Seating for Visiting Artists Series events will be by general admission, though free tickets are required.
Contact the Fine Arts Center Box Office by email at; or phone: 765-361-6411. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. The box office will open 90 minutes before curtain time for Visiting Artists events. Tickets not claimed at the Box Office 10 minutes prior to curtain will be released to the general public.


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