The Hinterlands: The Circuit
From those wonderful folks who made the Wild West Show psychedelic in Manifest Destiny (there was blood on the saddle) comes their left-of-center-high-octane-seize-no-prisoner take on another uniquely American entertainment– Vaudeville.
Called "the heart of American show business," we remember Vaudeville as the variety show that unleashed dancers, musicians, comedians, trained animals, magicians, female and male impersonators, acrobats, jugglers and lecturing celebrities onto a single bill. Vaudeville was also the place where different parts of the American subculture first met, eyed each other warily, and commenced the give-and-take that defines the American experiment. With their inclusion of B-boys, riot grrrls, voguers, transcendentalists, ravers, yippies, juggalos, and conspiracy theorists, The Hinterlands make a daringly physical and shockingly funny original work that brings Vaudeville into the post-industrial age.