Top Ten Things the Flying Karamazov Brothers ARE NOT

    • Brothers (actually they are brothers, just not to each other)
      Russian (although three out of four have Russian ancestory)
      A Trapeze Act
      Tools of the Present Administration to discredit Russians in the eyes of Americans
      a circus
      Tools of the KGB to discredit Americans in the eyes of Russians
      a childrens show (but they do supply entertainment for adults of all ages
      clothed in russian costumes
      simply jugglers
      What really happened to Jimmy Hoffa, Judge Crater, Amelia Earhart, and Paul McCartney
  • What the Flying Karamazov Brothers ARE:

    They are a juggling/comedy troupe of 4 very silly guys. I first saw them at the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Oregon. They've since moved on to bigger venues, including an Indiana Jones type movie called Jewel of the Nile. One of my fondest memories of them is the midnight show at the country fair where they juggled in the nude. Nude juggling is a seldom performed and little appreciated art form.

    I think it's important to note that the seminal work created by the troupe was their performance of William Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center.

    Publicized only once live on PBS, a recording of the show is next to impossible to find. I personally have visited Lincoln Center here in New York City called PBS, and emailed the Brother that keeps up their webpage, but remarkably NONE of these sources has a recording. I lent my copy to a friend a few years ago and it is now in limbo or Where the Missing Socks Go.

    In this particular production instead of two warring towns, one town juggles and one town does not. With a cast of professional jugglers acrobats, and musicians (including Avner the Eccentric and the Kamikaze Ground Crew), the Karamozov Brothers created a happy hilarious comic spectacle that remained true to the original script while somehow seamlessly inserting anachronistic pop culture references, bad jokes, and vaudeville wherever possible.

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