Paper Doll Militia to Present ‘Warped’ on Bedell Stage March 1


Paper Doll Militia in collaboration with The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance will present “Warped” at 7:30 p.m. March 1 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Paper Doll Militia’s innovative approach to choreography and poignant use of theatricality has gained the company the reputation of being pioneers in original circus theatre. The international company based in Edinburgh and Los Angeles seamlessly weaves together dynamic physicality, aerial arts and visual theatre in a circus theatre production.

“The production offers a visual and emotional experience through aerial and cirque entertainment,” said Hilary Peterson, coordinator of dance and associate professor at Southeast. “Four quirky characters traverse a world of suspended gears, cranks, levers and ropes that turn like the inner mechanisms of a giant clock. It’s visually rich, and sometimes eerie, but always engaging.”

“Warped” asks the audience to stare directly into infinity and embrace the mysteries of time. This circus theatre production challenges societal perceptions of predictability and illuminates our complex relationship with our own mortality, asking how our choices determine the reality in which we land.

This show is sponsored by The Edge – Your Fitness Advantage of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.


Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265 or online at