Audiences in San Francisco were treated to the premier of Flying Dreams in an intimate setting at The Garage.
Check out what folks had to say:
First thought that came to mind? Honestly?
This show blew my mind and broke my heart. I loved it.
BRAVEE Mr. Aaron Jessup!! Funny, talented skills, and personal stories ALL there in one show. GO see this. I had laughing tears thru most of it. And I'm so glad I went.
Great show! So much intensity in all emotional directions within such a short time. Thanks for sharing your intimacy, skill and performance in such a powerful and meaningful way.
Aaron Jessup // Flying Dreams ~ A Transatlantic Vaudevillian Tragicomedy
An epic "bromance," a time-traveling European adventure, Flying Dreams is a one-man, multi-character laugh riot that goes from hilarious to heartbreaking and back again.
Encouraged by a brash friend, a young, painfully shy American juggler finds himself penniless and alone on the streets of Europe. Weaving the worlds of theater, circus, vaudeville and busking, Flying Dreams features smart comedy, deft character work and expert juggling.
Drawing from Aaron Jessup's personal life experience as a second-generation street performer and based on a true story, Flying Dreams is "everything theater should be: funny, poignant and virtuosic." (Iu-Hui Chua, Choreographer/Filmmaker)
Aaron Jessup has won top honors at international busking competitions and street performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia. He has appeared locally with Pickle Family Circus, Make*A*Circus, and the Izzy-Award winning Scott Wells and Dancers. Performing everywhere from cruise ships to comedy clubs, stages to street corners, Aaron is excited to bring his first one-man theater show to the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival.
Aaron would like to express a debt of gratitude to his father for starting him down the winding road of art-making, as well as his talented instructors and advisors at UC Davis, where he recently received his MFA in Dramatic Art. In particular he would like to thank Larry Bogad, MaryBeth Cavenaugh, Bella Merlin and his inspiring MFA colleagues. Significant creative contributions were also made by David Ford at The Marsh Theater in Berkeley.
Flying Dreams is dedicated to an old friend fondly remembered; a generous spirit, a towering talent and taken from this world way too soon.