LEWISTON — Expect giggles, guffaws and gasps of amazement when the high-energy juggling team TWO performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Multi-Purpose Center on Birch Street.
The duo of Matt and Jason Tardy will present an action-packed, one-hour program showcasing its trademark zany juggling, fire-eating, body contortions and classic pratfalls, all choreographed to edgy yet upbeat original music. They juggle various “props of doom” and, in complete darkness, launch streaks of multicolored light through the air.
The Tardy brothers, Maine natives, got their start as stage professionals as teens through an apprenticeship with Michael Miclon, founder of the Oddfellow Theater in Buckfield. This affiliation opened other doors, including the opportunity to train with world-renowned jugglers Michael Menes and Peter Davison as well as master mime Tony Montanaro.
The brothers’ naturally competitive spirit and good-natured sibling rivalry serve them well on stage as they perform synchronized duet routines.
TWO has toured across the country and abroad, performing at such venues as the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, the International Jugglers Festival, Princess Cruise Lines and the White House in Washington, D.C. The brothers have also appeared on television, including PBS’s “True North” as well as “Sunday Morning” and “Inside Edition” on CBS.
Admission to the show presented by the Lewiston Public Library is $2. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the show only, on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 p.m. Doors to the gym will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call LPL cultural coordinator Cindy Larock at 513-3050.


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