San Francisco juggler Aaron Jessup steps off the concrete plaza and on to the fringe stage in a one-man show that recalls his coming-of-age as a second-generation street performer.
The autobiographical show allows Jessup to combine a smidgeon of improv comedy and a lot of actual acting with some tricks that should impress even audiences who’d rather drink shoe polish than watch a busker. A glow-in-the-dark juggling sequence is worth the admission to the hour-long show.
The heart of the story, however, is the bittersweet bond Jessup forms with a childhood rival. There’s plenty of pathos to go along with the flying bowling pins.
— Bartley Kives