The PIT (The Peoples Improv Theater) partners with the Atlas Circus Company to bring circus arts into their theater. They will present a redeveloped version of, Atlas Circus Company’s, The Optimist. A unique and topical narrative told through high-flying acrobatic feats, dancing, and magic, the production of The Optimist will play February 20th through March 31st - at The PIT (123 E 24th St). Tickets for The Optimist are $30. For tickets and further information please visit thepit-nyc.com, atlascircus.com, call 212-563-7488.
Told through movement, theater, and circus skills, The Optimist is the tale of a starving artist; living and breathing for a craft that can truly change the world. The path of the optimist is one through an ever changing, dark and uncertain universe full of pitfalls and heartache yet illuminated by the sheer and unwavering forces of hope and effervescence. This production takes audience into a world not unlike their own to bring forth childlike wonder, to appreciate those who work so diligently to reach even the smallest stages and to peer into the small yet powerful elements that connect us.