Tossers: More Balls Than Most

The setting is a construction site outside a café on a day like any other. The quiet ends there. For the next hour, audiences will witness a rivalry between some construction workers and some local tough boys told through juggling and dance, with the café staff (which includes the renowned Steve Rawlins) getting into the act.

These juggling talents from across the globe leave no object untouched, including each other. Their bodies act as basketball hoops as balls fly through the air. Plates, fruit, hats and a number of other objects circulate the playing area, for the most part, without hitting the floor.

It is possible that I caught this production on an “off” night which, indeed, all performers are entitled too. From early on, there were items being dropped all over the place. If it wasn’t for the fact that this show is, specifically, a juggling show, this would likely have not been a big deal. However, when the knives were brought out, I couldn’t help wincing in my chair out of fear. After all, these jugglers hadn’t exactly built up my trust and, sure enough, a knife hit the ground (though, in the defence of the jugglers, no one was hurt). Let’s hope they have better luck with the rest of the run.

Reviews by Fritzie Andrade

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