by Angela Suico
Three performers from the touring Cirque Du Soleil show Varekai invaded Primanti’s Brothers in the Strip District this morning to publicize the show’s upcoming performance in Pittsburgh.
Faces covered in elaborate makeup, they stepped behind the lunch counter to help the restaurant’s long-time manager, Toni Haggerty, make a pastrami sandwich. The three spoke only using short grunts (though Skywatcher did let out a “Madonna!” as he held up two Styrofoam cups to his nipples.)
On Thursday, you can see them in their element at the Petersen Events Center, where Varekai debuts at 7:30 p.m.
The show (a big-top version of which played Pittsburgh in 2007) follows a young man who falls from the sky and lands in the forest ofVarekai, a place where whimsical creatures roam. Attendees can expect to see jugglers, aerial acrobats, contortionists, and of course, clowns.
The show continues through Sunday, with a Friday performance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday performances at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday performances at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Tickets are $32-100. Buy them here.