Cirque Mechanics tickets on sale now

Cirque Mechanics tickets on sale now

“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.


Contemporary circus company, Cirque Mechanics, will bring its "Birdhouse Factory" show to the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The show will feature daredevil antics, circus acrobatics and mechanical marvels. See a contortionist perform on a turntable powered by uni-cyclists. Watch the trapeze artist powered by the spins of an acrobat inside a giant wheel. There also will be trampoline wall artists, acro-dancing and more.

"Birdhouse Factory" was inspired, in part, by the industry murals of Mexican-born artist Diego Rivera, the 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 inner talents and abilities by using their bodies and machines to build birdhouses in a more joyous and soulful way.

Tickets for "Cirque Mechanics: Birdhouse Factory" start at $40 and are on sale at the Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 330-308-6400 or by visiting The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As part of its health and safety protocols and consistent with many venues across the country, the Performing Arts Center is instituting a mask requirement for entry to the facility for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. For more information visit

The Performing Arts Center’s 2021-22 season is sponsored by the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation.

Free parking is available for all shows. The Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Kent State Tuscarawas at 330 University Drive NE in New Philadelphia.

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