When you think of acrobats, you may think of leotard-clad gymnasts tumbling through the air or walking tightropes, not lumberjacks and farmers. But Canada’s Cirque Alfonse company is flipping the script — and just about everything else — in Timber!, a show inspired by the strength and skill of North America’s early settlers. With violin-toting folk musicians accompanying, this troupe will turn logs into props for balancing acts and strength contests, axes into just another thing to juggle and a huge two-man saw as an obstacle to gracefully fly over.
At the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, 901 15th Ave. Tickets range from $10 to $45 and can be purchased at 414-766-5049 or southmilwaukeepac.org.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 10