Brattleboro-based circus theater company brings a dark comedy about climate change to NECCA

BRATTLEBORO — Big Teeth Performance Collective presents Goodbye Party the Show, an evening-length circus and physical theater show on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the New England School for Circus Arts (NECCA) Trapezium at 10 Town Crier Drive.

Set in the offices of the going-out-of-business Earth, The Planet, LLC, as the corporation collapses, the multi-species staff congregate for a final farewell to the planet they call their office. This will be an evening of acrobatics, dance, burlesque, and dark comedy. Despite the prospect of a dire future, the workers invite the audience to reminisce and relish millennia of employment at Earth, The Planet, LLC.

Big Teeth Performance Collective works across disciplines to explore the dark comedy of social ecologies. The collective was originally founded as a four-woman acrobatic ensemble in 2017 and has since evolved to include queer, trans, and gender-expansive artists from across the United States.

"The Teeth" remain committed to rural art making, community collaboration, and "creative practice in the face of existential confusion." Born at NECCA, Big Teeth will return to Brattleboro from a summer tour, where they brought Goodbye Party the Show to theater and circus festivals across New England. More about Big Teeth Performance Collective at or on Instagram.

Tickets for this all ages show are $15–25 sliding scale for adults, $12 for seniors and people under 12. Run time is 75 minutes. Tickets are available at

This The Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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