Cirque du Soleil is known for its mind- and body-bending shows, but the Canadian company’s 35th production bends space and time too. Kurios—Cabinet of Curiosities combines steampunk visuals with Cirque’s signature acrobatic feats, taking audiences inside the larger-than-life curio cabinet of an eccentric 19th-century inventor who defies the constraints of reality. Directed by Michel Laprise, who worked with Madonna on her MDNA tour, Kurios features a zany cast of characters—including a human accordion—elaborate costumes and a funky electro-jazz soundtrack. Peek inside the cabinet at Suffolk Downs, where the show plays from May 26 through July 10.
Kurios—Cabinet of Curiosities runs from May 26-July 10 at Suffolk Downs, 525 McClellan Highway, Boston; $35-$295; cirquedusoleil.com