Thrasher-Horne Center Presents B-THE UNDERWATER BUBBLE SHOW THIS WEEK
Following your dreams and allowing your inner child to take over for a while is the premise of B-The Underwater Bubble Show, performing at Thrasher-Horne Center on Sunday, February 17 at 3 PM.
The show follows Mr. B, a creature of modern habits who "always feels pressed by a thousand things to do in a world that seems to be moving too fast." The office worker discovers a little aquarium that appears like magic inside his briefcase and gradually becomes enchanted by the wondrous underwater world of Bubblelandia, which is full of seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids and other creatures.
"Mr. B represents each of us." co-creator and director Enrico Pezzoli notes. "His transformation is a journey which each of us could take 'only if...' Everyone dreams about the possibilities of taking a break to sit, relax and simply daydream."
Taking cues from Cirque du Soleil, the visually spectacular show incorporates the latest in stage technology. Lasers, low ground smoke and flying foam simulate waves and the underwater atmosphere.
The biggest attraction of the show is the spectacular use of soap bubbles in multiple artistic ways. Creators Pezzoli and bubble artist/spouse, Dace Pecoli have toured the world as a duo act for nearly twenty years working with the form, including a performance at the Sochi Olympics.
"Our main goal was to produce a show that could tour the world without any barriers, especially language," Pezzoli explains. "We involved many elements of theater that could work without speech, like mime, puppets, physical comedy and sand painting, while adding visual special effects."
Tickets for B-The Underwater Bubble Show are on sale now! Prices range from $19 to $69 with all fees included. Tickets and more information are available at (904) 276-6815 or online at THcenter.org.
The Thrasher-Horne Center is a performing arts venue and conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State College. It is located on the Orange Park campus at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, Florida.