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ImaginAerial to Perform The Curious Quest of Killian Cog

Posted Jun. 13, 2013

What if there was a moment in your past that you wanted to change?  What would you do to change it? How far would you go? These are the questions Killian Cog, a watchman, asks himself after he became so consumed by his work that he let love slip away from him. He is now determined to build a time traveling contraption to return to his past and change one pivotal moment - but he soon discovers time isn't a straight line, and nothing, even time travel, is ever as simple as it seems.

Witness Killian Cog's journey when ImaginAerial, a group of professional aerialists and cirque-style artists, presents the world premiere of The Curious Quest of Killian Cog on July 14 at 2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and go on sale June 20. Pre-sales for Performing Arts Center members take place June 17 and 18. Performing Arts Center package buyers can purchase tickets beginning June 19. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Free parking is available for all shows.

A special, one hour VIP event is being held immediately following the show on stage with the cast and crew. Participants will be able to ask questions of the company, juggle with the performers and view the set close-up. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, with a limit of 100 people for this VIP event.

Through a "steampunk" lens, The Curious Quest of Killian Cog takes the audience on a cirque-style journey through time and space. The audience begins their "Intro to Time Travel" with Professor Jane Prime in Killian's studio. A flying clock comes alive, carnies contort and a drunken monk sees flying angels instead of bats in his belfry. From an isolated colony in outer space to a post-apocalyptic future, to an 80's rock concert to a pirate ship on the high seas, Killian travels the multiverse chasing his own tail. When he finally returns to his studio at the determined pivotal moment, nothing is exactly as it had been.

The Curious Quest of Killian Cog isn't just a circus show with unique and exciting physical stunts. It is theatre for the whole family, sophisticated humor for adults and otherworldly fantasy for the little ones. It tells the story of a man who goes on a journey many people would only dream about.

ImaginAerial was founded by Angela Attia and Laura Witwer, who after years of performing professionally together, decided to start a company employing the very best of their colleagues from around the world. Their edgy style and distinctive acrobatics in the air and on the ground have made ImaginAerial one of the most sought after companies of its kind. Their work has been featured in corporate launches, casinos, celebrity parties, night clubs, theaters, stadiums, and arenas in such places as El Salvador, Greece and Indonesia. Attia and Witwer have been featured in Talent in Motion and Spectacle magazine. On television, they have been featured on PBS Nova, the Sundance Channel and WB New York.  The Curious Quest of Killian Cog is their second fully produced show. Their first production, "Luminarium" premiered in New York City and featured award-winning cirque acts with dazzling lighting effects.

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. NE, New Philadelphia.

Media Contact:
Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
June 13, 2013