Cirque Mechanics Brings “Birdhouse Factory” To Stuart’s Opera House

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American circus group Cirque Mechanics will present Birdhouse Factory, a nostalgic tale set in a 1930s depression-era widget factory, at Stuart's Opera House on Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. 

The show, which has been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, was praised by The New York Times as "exceptional, evocative…and engrossingly entertaining" while Spectacle Magazine hailed the group as "the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil."

Cirque Mechanics was founded in 2004 by Boston native and German Wheel artist, Chris Lashua, after the success of his collaborative project with the Circus Center of San Francisco.

Cirque Mechanics quickly established itself as a premiere American circus with its unique approach to performance, inspiring storytelling and innovative mechanical staging. The stories are wrapped in circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around. 

Stuart’s Opera House will welcome 700 area students for two daytime performances of Birdhouse Factory. The performances are being presented free of charge as part of the Stuart’s Childrens Educational Program, which engages over 6,000 area students in the arts year-round.

For tickets to the evening public performance, phone 740-753-1924 or visit