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“CRISS ANGEL Believe” represents a slightly new direction for Cirque, in that it pairs the mesmerizing, surrealistic experience of a Cirque production with the energy and individuality of charismatic entertainer Criss Angel in a dark and disturbing dreamscape. Best known for his A&E show, “Mindfreak,” Angel brings his unique brand of illusion to a show that Cirque describes as a “haunting exploration deep inside the inventive mind of a mystifier.”
In “Believe,” Angel hovers in a world created and contained entirely within his mind, somewhere between life and death. In his dreamlike state, Angel encounters many bizarre representations of familiar images from his waking life. Kayala and Crimson (Angel’s assistants from “Mindfreak”) represent opposing ends of the spectrum of femininity, while an energetic troupe of characters and dancers play out Angel’s conflicting, tormented emotions. Four peculiar ushers provide comic relief and introduce the audience to the baroque theater of Angel’s mind.
The show is dark Sunday and Monday.