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Ballista

A street hustler challenges a speakeasy starlet to risk all for a shot at the top, the big top that is! Pablo Puzzlario is a streetwise juggler, grifting his living off the busy boulevards of the big city. Popsi Quixotic is a speakeasy starlet with a sweet gig down at The Clubroom, a smoky underground venue downtown. On this fateful night a chance rainstorm will bring these two together, intertwining their fates and offering a shot at the big time. Here at The Clubroom, a meeting is made, a plan is proposed, and the lives of Pablo & Popsi will never be the same again. But coming from the opposite ends of the showbiz scale, it won’t be an easy road. They will have to overcome their differences and get their act together for the gamble of a lifetime! The 3 Ring Riot is a traveling circus company now based in Nelson. Known for their high level of presentation, multi award winning skills, and unique and authentic concepts, The Riot presents truly entertaining circus shows that have delighted audiences all over New Zealand. BALLISTA premiered at The Nelson Fringe 2018 where it picked up the award for Best Design and was also nominated for Best Ensemble. BOOK NOW

Earlier Event: September 30
Ballista
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