‘Inflated Egos’ fill BU’s Mitrani Hall for CAS family show

For immediate release: Jan. 5, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — Hot air will fill Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, Friday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. when BU’s Celebrity Artist Series presents the family program “Inflated Egos” starring the Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Company. The show, approximately 70 minutes in length, is designed to transcend age and language barriers, appealing to the entire family, from grandchildren to grandparents.

Fred Garbo and Daielma Santos present feats of magic and comedy, cloaked in colorful parachute silk that transforms into cubes, squares, cylinders and wheels of varying sizes. The show begins when a 10-foot cylinder slithers onto the stage and implodes. Before long, the entire audience is playing catch with gigantic inflatable props. The big blow-up shapes in a rainbow of colors dance, shimmer, balloon, deflate and bounce.

The physical comedy team has been entertaining with inflatables since the 1980s, establishing a reputation for performances that are fast-paced, energetic and clever. The duo has appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., on Broadway and on stage and television in Chile, Japan, Ireland and Brazil.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and children. For more information or to order tickets, call (570) 389-4409. The box office is open Monday thru Friday from noon to 4 p.m.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.