Circus Contraption …The Show to End All Shows is Ending.
Thanks to Trav S.D.’s blog Travalanche I learned of sad news this week– Seattle based Circus Contraption is ending. Here’s an article from Fremont Universe (a local Seattle blog) with photos and an interview:
Circus Contraption says farewell this week
July 12th, 2009 Â·
The â€œShow to End All Showsâ€ has ended, and Fremontâ€™s Circus Contraption is calling it quits this week after 11 years in Seattle.
â€œIt takes an enormous amount of time and makes people a very little amount of money,â€ said Erin Brindley, Circus Contraptionâ€™s managing director. â€œEveryoneâ€™s ready to move on.â€
This last weekend, they put just about everything up for sale in a big rummage sale in the circusâ€™ performance space at Theo Chocolate.
Even this original handmade prop that once took Bunny Lamont around the world was up for sale. The tongue-in-cheek price tag? $300,000 or best offer. A farewell celebration is scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 18th, with favorite vintage performances, special guests and a live auction â€œto help us bury our debt in the smoldering embers of greasepaint and poodle fur,â€ the website explains. As of this writing, tickets are still available.
But this might not be the end of Circus Contraption. â€œWeâ€™re keeping the set of the Show to End all Shows with the hope we can scrounge up enough money to take the show to New York for one final hurrah,â€ Brindley said.