Juggling play to premiere at Brooks Center Oct. 15
CLEMSON — Juggler Jamie Whoolery will present the premier of “Dreamscapes: A Juggling Play” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.
Whoolery, assistant technical supervisor at the Brooks Center, wrote the play and will perform as part of its Family Series.
Complete with original music, lighting and a variety of juggling styles, “Dreamscapes” follows Whoolery through a juggling-filled series of other-worldly dreams and haunting nightmares as he struggles to answer the universal question: “What’s it all for?”
“The Brooks Center’s Family Series is the perfect venue for the show,” Whoolery said. “The initial concept was to create a piece that broke from the traditional Vaudeville or Vegas-style juggling show. I wanted something that fully utilized juggling to tell a story. In doing that, ‘Dreamscapes’ has become more than just a children’s show; it’s something that adults can enjoy too.”
A juggler since the age of 10, Whoolery is co-founder of the West Virginia University Juggling Club. He has appeared at numerous festivals, spent two seasons performing at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston and was the 2004 winner of the International Jugglers’ Festival Showtime Competition.
“Dreamscape” will showcase Whoolery juggling balls, clubs and baseball bats. He will perform on a walking globe and with the diabolo, or Chinese yo-yo.
Tickets to “Dreamscapes: A Juggling Play” are $5 for adults and $2 for students. Tickets and information are available online at www.clemson.edu/Brooks or by calling the box office at 864-656-7787 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.