Notice: ‘YES SWEET CAN’ at Dance Mission Theater


Rather than write about this show after I’ve seen it, at which point it will be too late for anyone else to see it, since it only runs for three days, I thought I’d mention it ahead of time and stick the word “Notice” on the post to indicate that it’s not my thoughts about having seen the show, but instead a rewrite of the blurb for the show — an idea I think I stole from some blogger somewhere — because I think this sounds cool and I’m gonna check it out. (Phew. Long sentence.)

In a cafe at the edge of the world, a group of people find themselves stranded. Reading newspapers is the only way to keep in touch with the outside world. New possibilities spring out of old trash cans. The most complicated way you can imagine to make chocolate milk is revealed. Playing with found objects is the only way to stay sane.

Featuring performances on aerial silks, slack rope, acrobatics, and hula hoops, YES SWEET CAN combines traditional circus with physical theater, dance, and live music to create a topsy-turvy world in which anything can happen. Pickle Family Circus veteran Wendy Parkman directs this limited engagement featuring theatrical circus artists Beth Clarke, Natasha Kaluza, Kerri Kresinski, and Matt White.

YES SWEET CAN by Sweet Can Productions at Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., San Francisco, July 17-19. Tickets at