HOUGHTON -- Hop aboard the Button Wagon, a show of mixed-up proportions and mind-bending contortions! March is the month for emerging artists at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, and the Rozsa presenting series' "Indie Month" continues with Button Wagon, a truly edgy and unique duo from New Orleans, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, and at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.
Button Wagon duo, Ember and "Poki." (Photo courtesy Rozsa Center)
And what is Button Wagon? A mime named Poki, a contortionist named Ember, and an addiction with buttons all combine to form a 50-minute "circus and physical theatre show," suitable for all ages, that will amaze and intrigue. Starring Ember Bria, a button-addict cowboy-boot wearing contortionist; and her quirky-counterpart, Matthew "Poki" McCorckle, master of balance and object illusion. In an unlikely setting of enlarged sewing implements and a dapper burlap rabbit, Button Wagon is sure to tickle your soul, wiggle your toes, and entangle your mind with wonder.
Reviews include "Intricate and unsettlingly beautiful," by Phil Cramer, New Orleans Fringe Festival; "Go!" raves LA Weekly; "Two thumbs and two toes up!"
says Enci Box,
Publisher of Bitter Lemons.
According to Rozsa Director Susanna Brent, "We wanted to bring something completely new and different to Houghton. 'Button Wagon' is an act that is just making the leap from 'fringe fests' to bigger venues, and the Rozsa Center is leading the way in presenting their unique show to a wider audience. Come be amazed by Button Wagon!"
According to the Rozsa Web site, tickets now are $22 for adults, $21 for seniors, $20 for youth/students and a special $5 for MTU students with ID. For tickets, go online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, or call Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC), (906) 487-2073, or visit in person at 600 MacInnes Drive, in Houghton. SDC box office hours are 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday and 12 noon - 8 p.m. on Sunday. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours, and will only open two hours prior to show times. This performance is sponsored by the James and Margaret Black Endowment.