18 Minetta Lane
New York, NY 10014
What is the Story of The Flying Karamazov Brothers?
There is no traditional story in this show. Instead the four “Karamazov Brothers” perform a variety of eye-popping sketches involving juggling, dancing, and playing instruments. All this activity leads to one item (such as a meat cleaver and flame thrower!) being set aside to be used in the final “Terror” juggling act. Throughout the show, each Brother individually introduces himself and tells the audience about his personality quirks.
What is The Flying Karamazov Brothers Like?
Taking place on a stage filled with towering piles of skyscraper-like cardboard boxes, The Flying Karamazov Brothers has a very fun and loose style. The four performers interact with the audience by cracking jokes at any unpredictable event. Juggling is the Brothers’ primary trick, but by combining it with instruments and other methods of producing rhythm, they show how their act involves much more than simply throwing objects in the air.
Is The Flying Karamazov Brothers Good for Kids?
Younger children may not understand all of the Brothers’ clever puns (such as those referencing Leave it to Beaver, Gone with the Wind and health insurance), but they will love their zany behavior and wild outfits. The juggling and other acrobatic tricks are highly impressive, and children will be thoroughly entertained. They’ll especially love the moments when the performers invite audience members to bring objects onstage for them to juggle.