The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air): Season One, Episode 3
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.
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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
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my answer for greener this is episode three of orbiting human circus it's the last episode of this new podcast will be playing here on the welcome tonight they'll feed but it is not the last episode of the podcast if you want to hear all future episodes of the orbiting human circus make sure you go subscribe to their feed directly on I tunes or wherever it is you get your podcasts we at night the presents have been over the moon about this show that's a metaphor there's no such thing as the moon the music the acting in the wonderfully unique stories and unpredictable paths it takes have been everything we can one out of a podcast which is why we're so proud to present it to you it's been a welcome addition to our podcast family we hope you feel the same way if you do then don't forget to subscribe directly to the orbiting human circus of the air thanks now let's start the show sometime last week stage hands shotgun Francoise had this conversation in the backstage no I don't even tell you about this yet caught that Janet a kid backstage what the kid that was banned yet the one that was bad during the show he's backstage somehow for cigarette I see him get back in that they are no security by us I mean this is all about the drawn out right now I'm saying like if you let me stay a hotel you will where Mr. Chairman to the arts from football as foolish as that was horrible that was a holiday that's exactly what to say I was a soap ten minutes come back to him and I go or I could pay up what the secret he will tell me what pushed him around a bit tough guy talk with anyone you know that I know I know the whole inability forget this goes even Mr Cameron doesn't know I can tell you I'm like really good Mr Cameron to know where to get his own acts from the hello this is to counter it so that the Yes I can see this November the janitors cleaning then in the northern US and he invites you to run away and spend the night with the ordinance or come visit us by going to orbiting 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most like the sitting in the taxi cabs of letting grab the new Super Bowl with the switchboard stop the perpetual broadcasting Corporation itself they all listen the the place I am the the operation I'm very sorry for the the the the yes side to the stage we see all hosts Joan cabin in the final throes of exhaustion and the chatter to himself standing despondent leave aside and what's this in the judge's hands cricket sized casket carefully made out of toothpicks lined with cotton balls but what's happened we take you back to four am this morning the janitor wanders the empty passageways of the Eiffel Tower desperately in search of the cricket are you suddenly he hears footsteps and the bumps in to host Shawn Cameron who he is normally Immaculate suit dirty and crumpled staggers dangerously close to that I was the It's Mr. Karen what are you doing here its lead in to find the prick you lost so sorry that I like the Cajun earlier Castro's can get out you know what I had to pump the orchestral stomach cricket was in there what interest you in the life of these acts have no idea where they come from everybody wants to know if the Real I D This is real maybe I just uh I got a break the janitors eyes wide that's what happens when you base your life on lies twenty eight day credit for something you don't does that wasn't even attack today at the show I was the top of me I looked everywhere the something waiting for me everybody would know the truth that I saw you you and I thought my God and act I've been saved say I am ruined who wanna help you to understand you that John and are not part of the sorrow find the cricket tv show like a friendly I need to just push me just in the image with my eyes closed ok Mr. Cameron horrified by his words affect the chatter to tentatively puts a hand on John Calvin shoulder I mean I mean I know how anyone can find acts like a hall with all that how you look at things which ticket up dancing mouse for instance ask us if you see a mouse and you'll get lucky on a hit with the rumors cured of diseases just run away from you but if you love and the heat really still it'll come to you how OC to find out if a mouse can tap dance it's good that you can work independently thank you the dough I holding back tears the janitor continues to search but it's hopeless finding one last cricket in the whole of the Eiffel Tower he studies every inch of the floor examining every piece of limbs growing more and more depress please please come on come on sunrise the morning mail is delivered the base of the Eiffel Tower John Cameron's he draped over an Observatory telescope on the top observation deck suddenly he starts over the the there is over there but the boxes are what make it over the floor given up the tree was pretty sure the one yes well she gets the orchestral thank God I know I love dark in the bleed hundred eggs milk just like old quick update just about most famous cricket on the Oh yes I imagine is dark grey with the lettuce the the the whole all leading to the present moment where our host John Cameron stands holding the tiny toothpick casket Lansing woefully from it to a large group of this beans costumes to perform William Shakespeare's immortal Macbeth that was the insert the strip featuring nor the singing song ladies and gentlemen I know many of you here tonight in hopes of seeing a certain cricket the the the deliverer however it is important to remember in times like these without flashy modern entertainments like tap dancing mice singing saws and yes storytelling tickets it's important to do on the to the high art that is the Genesis of all the graces the modern stage the immortal classics ladies and omen that paved the way for the superficial divisions of the now we present to you out performance of Shakespeare's Scottish play the the the to put your hands together for a play which is sure to tune your laughter into tea is the We give you knock back the Macbeth play is an omen Mac bad the to go the boss in the audience they are not this he the word Creek whispered in courts throughout the house and in the fancy cafes beside us n they are not listening the the I did find that to be so demanding release in the stage hands lounge behind the broadcast ballroom they are not listening okie if they lie on the ass I need use days left Jack I need you stage lights and I would see the zona Sul here yet and even in his seat beside the stage John Kavanagh host is not listening he slumps despondent be in his chair beside the stage his eyelids growing heavy he drifts and read all or if it's there the ah I I've done that he did not hear noise move what's this like the Doberman picture of showmanship he is John snaps to attention was Lady Macbeth sees pots full of pastries greedy greedy greedy and why was she struggling a mechanical bull we lost some hoarded modernist deconstruction good in all not on his watch the first to break a crazy good morale and so not me the crazy good violence aren't praising you the rather why the US site the the last time I was leaving the suddenly being played by his agent until the gravy and watched the winter off from the streets that was on the lines and God himself the more tea the mechanic from the garage down the law and he's smacking a newborn baby the the the the and the Saul why are the two kids in the ice cream cause all I have the the the treaty based read it give me your mustache and at last the dream grows peaceful and John relaxes and watches tiny Macbeth bubbles drift all around his weary when suddenly a tap on the shorter Mr. Karan we got what John Cameron O weeks in his seat beside the stage on which he hears Macbeth being played correctly I'm the janitor yelling in just a kicking wildly the cricket was all about to bury him in the top of the Cascade opened any set of assorted your big he's right here in my hand took bus with the machine himself in the form is to come in when I saw all of those beautiful that is all of those nice people wrote I fainted dead away my God then I came to in the beautiful bird proof bed you made for me out of toothpicks lined with cotton balls it forced the nice people don't know well thank you thank you thank you I have not slept so security of that time my God is a miracle of modern radio miracle John Cameron hugs the janitor and he hugs the little cricket one thing I must ask you when the radio broadcast is to keep the bird proof good with the complements of the perpetual broadcasting Corporation John Gavin turns in rushes onto the stage where Macbeth continues the the eye we bring you the go who the little introduction that's right am the the in thing the thinking am slowly begins to tell the shocking conclusion of the story the whole world was waiting for we will return with owl Creek and our feature presentation hello this news and a special hello from our sponsor hello fresh if you're like me you live in a tiny box no I'm not talking about my vampire often 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gave the children with absolute delight and as soon as this act of kindness was done it seemed as though a miracle happened his counter clockwise clock suddenly became popular as a cue it broke his heart and he smashed his clocks and closed his shop and never came out but then months later the shutters on his window suddenly went up revealing a wondrous home his stalls spread all the Bucharest until one day he disappeared because this is what he had done on every doll was hit in the tiny catch a deeper layer of longish that would rub off in a year's time the sketch once exposed would trigger when bumped causing the doll's facial expression to change forever it would look of such hatred such hideous Braden buyer that would give the children of Bucharest nightmares to last a lifetime and what happened I give you our cricket on the the the uh the the I was telling the story of love that local schools he is still old Bucharest with his horrible dull and so yes to run away before the first catch is he flees to Paris he turns out he ends up on the street here just let us off use at least he thinks a man who had done what he has done deserves to be froze deserves to die soon and here at last he would but he does not die quickly or slowly his constitution proved surprisingly robust and so he did wishing to die nearly every moment that US laws the lives and that he has a dream he is with a little out and that little ego is his little girl looks up with the look of love such as no one has given him in all his life feeling feel all his soul he had but then he realizes that it'll go he's holding one of his stall he sees the face hasn't changed yet but the varnish it's rubbed away the catch it was spring any moment he struggles Maddie to get from cannot reach it space and time become good and that you haven't here's the catch like his Huck runs scored he turned his eyes to the Dole but the doll's face switched to grow fat and happy to switch to something any human mask of pure I pictured the assault agent terrifying cruelty that if asked Rudy if you know that everything has ever loved in the world has been snatched away from him never to be given back all those cool soo cool weeks in the act of vomiting and lets loose a scream of such horn is heard that night on both banks of the given theme he walks the streets that might like it just feels apart from all things that he wants to beat him to be punished he wants to return to Romania and take all of the abuse that would come be sent to prison and be hated by everyone grownups and children alike for what he really he he sets out as if the time on the journey home when he reaches he expects the massive outcry he makes it all the way across the city and know and notice at last arriving at the first house whose children he had given his hoarded all he wants to cry like a child is terrified so afraid the time has come he just did all he manages to knock much too loud the turning of the donut from picking up in just the opening of little face peering out at him it was the mother and the look on her face on the outcome we are called to become her in her voice was coming like upcoming Texas heat inside the slot cars cost less local schools and enhances in shock he is in doubt bring water and then that it'll go look for Mika it's the other major Dolly I know who his mommy everybody to look to the doll clutched in her little girl stink and sees the dull sweet face and it's just as it was unchanged but I can see the varnish has rubbed off and the tiny catch exposed waiting to trigger the girl looks um so like to go in his game back he reaches for the tall like his daddy he is able to touch the ball he pulled it from her so hard that all Mexican food table expecting it to take a very good all in jest to shield the government change but still he has no click they did not change the way it bangs head on the floor twice more just as he still it does not open and he looked at it people actually not a real sketch would not open it was at least sixteen centimeter too wrong too big for its opening it could never be stuck to give him food and a bar not a thought could barely talk his mind swimming he stumbles out of the house and bring himself to the next house was hit by the same reaction the statement read the catches had not opened they all been made to love each and every last one in each house has given a hero's welcome the children look at him with grit and the parents treat him as an honored member of the family he finds that in Romania he is considered a great man his goals and national treasure but one to be played with to be passed down from generation to generation it was by this measure that he mocked the time of childhood for him high country so what had let us log Pasco ski done yet not nineteen as to the children of Romania he was a man who laid for an important appointment loses his keys and searches for them at me when all the time they were right Dad in front of his know how often in those cases is the appointment and not one on which we wish to go it is said that in the Costco skis time all children in Romania where he showed his all out leaving him in the hundreds and buried deep inside some gone for ever and smothered by at this age of love was all the pain and frustration of a man who had been a great failure and rejected with no idea at all the hero he would become the the the well that did this week ladies and gentleman I'm John Cameron died the broadcasting from the top of the Eiffel Tower the loving human circus with his You goodnight