Along for the ride at this year's performance is a yo-yo master, a glass-eating geek, a cowboy in the spirit of Lash LaRue — the icon who taught Harrison Ford his way around a bullwhip, true story — a well-balanced dude who danced with a ladder, a cowgirl who danced high above on a saddle (rather erotically, if you ask me), and some mentalist tricks from Matt Morgan. It was scary in some spots, which elicited gasps from some and side-splitting howls in others. And thanks to the nice lady performing ASL for the deaf members of the audience, I now know how to sign “fart.”
The remaining performances of "Cirque du Fringe: D'illusion" that are not sold out will be performed again on Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 14 at 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, September 15 through Friday, September 20 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, September 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the Spiegeltent. $35-$38, kids 12 and under for $25. Some shows appropriate for ages 5 and older; some for 13 and up. Check rochesterfringe.com for details.