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The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air)

Atop the Eiffel Tower, a lonely janitor stumbles into a series of alternately surreal and comic adventures as he becomes part of a mystery: what is the secret behind the wildly popular, bizarrely impossible live radio variety show being broadcast from the tower’s top? John Cameron Mitchell, Tim Robbins, Mandy Patinkin, Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Drew Callander, Welcome to Night Vale’s Cecil Baldwin and Meg Bashwiner, Susannah Flood, and many more star in this immersive, cinematic universe from the imagination of Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel). Season One premieres on October 12. New episodes every other Wednesday through February 1, 2017. Co-directed by Ellie Heyman. Part of the Night Vale Presents network.
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Dec 21, 2016

A special tale for the holiday season—or any season. Plus, the saws sing for the janitor!

Featuring Larry “Ratso” Sloman, John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Koster, and Drew Callander.

A new part of the janitor's story will be told live in 2017. Check www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows, beginning in early 2017, for tour dates.

Thanks to Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans and Audible for their generous support of the show! Get a free audiobook with a 30 day free trial  at audible.com/OHC, and check out Rocket Mortgage today at QuickenLoans.com/OHC.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

Dec 7, 2016

An on-air hypnosis demonstration goes horribly wrong. Plus: the janitor sings!

Thanks to Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans for their generous support of the show! Check out Rocket Mortgage at www.QuickenLoans.com/OHC.

The next chapter of the janitor’s story will be told live in 2017, all around the world. Check www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows in the coming weeks for new tour dates.

Featuring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, with Cecil Baldwin, Ben Chase, and JJ Gonson as Third Grade Teacher Whistling the Sabre Dance.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

Nov 23, 2016

Hear the tale of history’s greatest rhythmic genius, meet a remarkable platypus, and follow the janitor as he wanders Paris by night.

Thank you for listening! Help support the show by taking our audience survey at www.orbitinghumancircus.com/survey and email a screenshot of the last page of your completed survey to podcast@orbitinghumancircus.com for a chance to win a pillowcase signed by the janitor.

Featuring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, with Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier and Brian Dewan as the Spokesperson of the Perpetual Broadcasting Corporation.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

Nov 9, 2016

Will the famed storytelling cricket (Tim Robbins) return? Plus, Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis perform Shakespeare as you’ve never heard it and the janitor pushes host John Cameron to the very brink.

Go to TribecaFilm.com or download the app more details and to purchase tickets.

In May and June 2017, the Janitor will be cleaning a venue near you! See tour dates at www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows

Featuring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, with Tim Robbins as the Cricket, Charlie Day as Macbeth, and Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Lady Macbeth, and the Alicia Svigals Klezmer Ensemble featuring the late Evan Harlan (Julian's uncle) on accordion and North the Singing Saw.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

 

Oct 26, 2016

Hear Mandy Patinkin perform an extraordinary musicological demonstration and a cricket (Tim Robbins) spin the spellbinding tale of Ladislas Koskovsky. Plus, learn the remarkable history of Julian the janitor's famous great-grandfather.

Go to TribecaFilm.com or download the app more details and to purchase tickets.

In May and June 2017, the Janitor will be cleaning a venue near you! See tour dates at www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows

Featuring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, with Tim Robbins as the Cricket and Mandy Patinkin as Cantor Moishe Lebowitz

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

Oct 12, 2016

Welcome to the world of The Orbiting Human Circus: discover the surreally impossible radio show broadcast from the top of the Eiffel Tower, meet the lonely janitor who longs to become part of it, and settle in for the chilling tale of Goolsby and Rue.

Go to TribecaFilm.com or download the app more details and to purchase tickets.

In May and June 2017, the Janitor will be cleaning a venue near you! See tour dates at www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows

Featuring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator. For full credits, go to www.orbitinghumancircus.com.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Part of the Night Vale Presents network. www.nightvalepresents.com

Oct 5, 2016

A brand new podcast from Night Vale Presents, created by Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel). Season One premieres on October 12. New episodes every other Wednesday through February 1, 2017.

Subscribe now via iTunes or your favorite podcast player via orbitinghumancircus.libsyn.com. For more information, go to nightvalepresents.com.

For Orbiting Human Circus tour dates: orbitinghumancircus.com

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