The Old Globe Presents “Passengers”

| July 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

“Passengers,” a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience by The 7 Fingers, is directed, written, and choreographed by Shana Carroll (Cirque du Soleil, Alliance Theatre’s “Water for Elephants”). Performances begin July 1 and play through July 30, 2023 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Tickets are available at 

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!

“Appropriately for a show about train journeys, Passengers represents an exciting departure for The Old Globe,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “A creation of the extraordinary Montreal-based company Les 7 Doigts de la Main, or The 7 Fingers, it’s a piece that fuses acrobatics, dance, movement, song, text, and spectacle. A cast of thrilling performers executes remarkable acts of physical control and precision, and in the context of theatre and story, these circus-derived techniques rise to the level of metaphor. “Passengers will be memorable for Globe audiences of all ages.”

The artists for “Passengers” include Eduardo De Azevedo Grillo, Kaisha D-W, Beto Freitas, Marco Ingaramo, Nella Niva, Mandi Orozco, Santiago Rivera Laugerud, Andrew Sumner, and Méliejade T. Bouchard.  In addition to Shana Carroll, the creative team includes Isabelle Chassé (Assistant to the Director), Ana Cappelluto (Scenic Designer), Colin Gagné (Musical Director), Johnny Ranger (Video Designer), Éric Champoux (Lighting Designer), Camille Thibault-Bédard (Costume Designer), Francisco Cruz (Head Coach), Shana Carroll (Texts), and Conor Wild (Text, Einstein’train).

The cast of “Passengers” at American Conservatory Theater. Photo is by Kevin Berne.

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