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July 1 – July 30, 2023
(Opening night: Saturday, July 1)
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center
A production by The 7 Fingers
Conceived and directed by Shana Carroll
Experience a train trip like never before with Montreal-based contemporary physical theatre troupe The 7 Fingers. This innovative show blends acrobatics, theatre, music, and dance in a truly magical performance about strangers in transit. Rather than sit in silence, the passengers on this train express their dreams and visions through the exuberance of their bodies, telling human stories with superhuman skills. “This train is bound for glory,” cheered The Boston Globe, and it’s one ride you won’t want to miss!
Passengers is supported by major production sponsors Nikki and Ben Clay.
Vicki and Carl Zeiger Insights Seminar: Monday, July 3 at 6:00 p.m.
Post Show Forum: Tuesday, July 11; Tuesday, July 25; and Wednesday, July 26.
The 7 Fingers In 2002, the seven founders set out to redefine circus by stripping down the spectacle to its thrilling essence. The contemporary company tells stories using deathdefying acrobatics with a life- affirming theatricality that is unique to The 7 Fingers. Since its inception, the company has expanded from its own signature touring shows to creating theatrical experiences as diverse as the very artistic directors themselves: original productions varying from intimate one-man shows to largescale arena performances, Broadway musicals, artistic collaborations with renowned international artists and companies, production design and direction, special events, Olympic ceremonies, televised performances, fashion, art and music events, immersive experiences and much more. Their shows tour the globe and bring audiences to their feet wherever they go. In 2018, The 7 Fingers opened their very own Centre of Creation and Production. Situated in the heart of Montreal’s downtown theater district, the new center houses all of the company’s activities, departments, and dreams under one roof.
Shana Carroll (Conceiver and Director) is co-founding artistic director of The 7 Fingers. Since its founding in 2002, Shana first performed and created (alongside the collective) their shows Loft and La Vie, then went on to direct, write, and choreograph (often in partnership with fellow “Fingers”) many of their shows, including Traces, Sequence 8, Cuisine & Confessions, Passengers, Duel Reality (for Virgin Voyages), Dear San Francisco, and Mon Ile Mon Coeur. Shana directed Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever ice show Crystal, in addition to their performance at the Academy Awards in 2012 and was acrobatic designer and choreographer for Iris (Los Angeles) and Paramour (Broadway). Other collaborations include: Queen of the Night (World Wide Variety), Soul of the Ocean (Moment Factory) and the Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies. Shana is currently working as co-choreographer and circus designer for Water For Elephants the Musical. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, and daughter of beloved San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll, Shana began her career as a trapeze artist (Pickle Family Circus) and went on to a 20-year career in the air, including seven years as original solo trapeze artist for Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco. She currently lives in Montreal, Canada.