Adkins began his career at the age of 13 where he captivated passersby as a street performer. He eventually started at the Pickle Family Circus in San Francisco, and later joined Montréal's Cirque Éloize.
He performed in over 500 showings of Cirque Éloize’s production “Excentricus.” Adkins then teamed up with the company to produce “Typo,” a show of his own creation, which toured the world offering more than 200 performances over a span of two years, winning the admiration of critics and circus-goers across the globe.
In “Circus Incognitus,” things go awry when Adkins encounters a disintegrating ladder, an animated chair, a precarious slack wire, and attempts to juggle just about everything.
Theatre goers will even get a chance to be involved in the endeavor by tossing lemons for Adkins to catch on a fork, which will be held between his teeth.
Adkins is part of the globally-inspired 2018-19 season at Kingsborough. The eclectic roster of artists span multiple genres including cabaret, dance, music and family programming. The full season runs through May 17.
“Here at On Stage At Kingsborough, we believe that it is vitally important to present high caliber performances
for young people,” said Anna Becker, Executive Director of On Stage at Kingsborough. “We aim to present performances that offer a high level of imaginative play and inspire children to think far outside the box and foster a love of live theatre.
“We are proud to present the 2018-2019 family series, which features world-class musical theatre and circus programming,” she added.
Tickets for the show are $13 each and are offered on www.OnStageAtKingsborough.org or at the On Stage at Kingsborough box office. The performance will take place on March 2 at 2 p.m. On Stage at Kingsborough is located at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, in Brooklyn.
Photos by Amanda Russell