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Yes Sweet Can

By Mauricio Segura.

Friday, February 24, 2012—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice.

Woman hoola hooping.

Take a surreal trip of political, social, and economic flavor following the Obama election, with circus midway acts, a one-man band, and dumpster diving.

"Yes Sweet Can," a take on Obama's campaign slogan, is sure to mesmerize the audience with a brand of strange gravity defying acrobatics, juggling, and mind blowing theatrics, using normal everyday objects.

Founded in 2006 by Beth Clarke, Kerri Kresinski, and Daniela Steiner, Sweet Can Productions is now an eight performer extravaganza with the sole mission to create an intimate and heartfelt production bridging the gaps between the performer and the audience. It presents the performer as a human being, allowing his or her skills to unite all in attendance with a single shared emotional experience, while creating a world where anything can happen.

Defying gravity is the game that Beth Clarke plays on the slack rope, Jamie Coventry juggles and giggles, Joanna Haigood will dance into your heart, Natasha Kaluza is the hula hoop queen, Kerri Kresinski soars above the stage with aerial acrobatics, Nobutaka Mochimaru shows just how light someone can be be on their feet, Matt White is Fred Astaire with a broom, and Eric "EO" Oberthaler ties it all together with his musical genius.

Group of performers.This hour long performance has music and some singing, but absolutely no dialogue. Instead, it captures the audience's senses with its stomps, jumps, balancing, swinging, dancing, hopping, climbing, falling, bouncing, cartwheeling, piggyback riding, and even flying. It's sure to be a highly entertaining evening, and a magical experience not to be missed.

For tickets, call the Smith Center Box Office at (510) 659-6031 or purchase online at www.smithcenter.com. Learn more about Sweet Can at www.sweetcanproductions.com.

Yes Sweet Can
Saturday, March 3
8 p.m.
Smith Center at Ohlone College
43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont
(510) 659-6031
www.smithcenter.com
Tickets: $18-$20, $2 Parking

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