It’s been nearly 40 years since the Flying Karamazov Brothers got their start touring small festivals during the original members’ college days – but some things never change for this master group of jugglers and comedians. The theater is still madcap-vaudeville, the humor is still college-level (some of it) and the juggling is still simply astounding. But if you head along to ACT Theatre in Seattle this weekend to see their latest incarnation, be prepared for quite a few gasps – and maybe a bit of red-faced explaining to any pre-teens you take with you.
Let’s start with the gasps. As FKB veterans will know, this is not your average troupe of jugglers. These guys are what you’d get if you mated a glee club with four drummers and the fifth-grade class clown: They can juggle, yes, in the same way that Andrea Bocelli can sing, and they can do it while creating a rhythm with whatever comes to hand. Read more »