Portrait of the Artist as a Yo-yo Man

Portrait of the Artist as a Yo-yo Man

An autobiographical acrobatic comedy, written and performed by David Harris, and featuring Sam Mistry.

"Dynamically delightful" - StarTribune
"The stunts are amazing, but what makes this show a must-see is the storytelling." - Twin Cities Daily Planet

At the age of 14, David Harris knew exactly what he wanted to be, a professional yo-yo player. This dream led to a 20-year pursuit of odd hobbies; seemingly impossible stunts with folding chairs, shopping bag dancing, juggling feats, and inspired paddleball moves.

Run Time: 60 minutes.
Intermission: No
Age Recommendation: Ages 13+.
Questions: Email

Watch a clip of David's Superman routine
Watch a preview from 2012 The Minnesota Fringe Festival

Along this unexpected, hilarious, and often embarrassing journey, David finds amazing yo-yo masters, paddleball kings, and wedding rings. Also featured in the show is drummer Sam Mistry, a 16 year old student at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.

As part of the show, David will have on display his extensive collection of antique yo-yos; rare Duncan classics from the 50s, silver-plated designer yo-yos, Tom Kuhn prototypes, and yo-yos autographed by awesome people you've never heard of!

Photo Credit: Travis Anderson


PARKING: Dreamland Arts is in a residential neighborhood. Please respect the quiet and privacy of our neighbors and park on Hamline Ave. There is free parking on the street right in front of the theater.