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FORTUNA premiered in 2011 and is the 11th original Circo Luci production. Building on the success of the original touring production of Circo Luci in 2003, the show continues to feature the colorful kaleidoscope of characters and personalities and is a direct offshoot of the original 2003 production.

FORTUNA incorporates the latest in staging and lighting technologies and fuses them with the acrobatic theatrical cirque-style artistry performed on stage.

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FORTUNA from Circo Luci follows a tribe on the quest for “luck” and a personage in search of the source of her fortune and why her stars align.

The show is a quest seeking the supernatural and spiritual forces that grant or take away good fortune. The concept of “luck” or “good fortune” has captivated the imaginations of people since the beginning of time. Luck is a series of supernatural beliefs regarding fortune and can be manipulated through certain actions or rituals influencing the outcome.

Fortuna leads her tribe back through time seeking the source of her luck, encountering mystical and wondrous worlds and creatures along the way, ultimately fulfilling her destiny.

This European styled theatrical circus features specialty performers from around the world that perform feats of strength, daring and flexibility.

FORTUNA from Circo Luci is available for booking for weekly engagements worldwide. The show has been designed to perform in a theater but can also be presented in various other types of performance spaces.


The FORTUNA production includes the following:

  • Original Soundtrack from the FORTUNA production written, orchestrated and recorded by the FORTUNA creative team.
  • Show Costuming, Props and Equipment.
  • Digital audio playback, time code and show control.
  • Lighting Control.
  • Digital media servers, video projectors and video distribution.
  • High-speed performer flying winches, winch power distribution and acrobatic rigging.
  • Production soft goods.
  • Production sets.


Shipping requirements can be scaled depending on show size and scope of technical infrastructure required for the performance. The show can adapt to existing staging, lighting and rigging layouts. POET Theatricals’ goal is to reduce the preproduction cost and installation of the show as much as possible, and we work with presenters to trim these expenses.

Examples of shipping requirements are:

Soft Sets The FORTUNA “Soft Set” production requires cargo space of one 24’ truck or a 40’ high-cube oceangoing container (for overseas productions). This includes all of the soft goods (theatrical drops) and video projection surfaces used in the production and staging of the performance. FORTUNA was designed for a “large show” experience with a minimum of hard sets to reduce load in times and to save in transport costs.

Turn-key Our “turn-key” production package adds all lighting, sound, venue required soft goods, venue rigging and staging for the show in a complete turn-key package. This additional technical support travels in 1 or 2, 53-foot tractor trailers, depending on the level of production support required for the venue.


FORTUNA from Circo Luci uses a traveling cast of 18 live singers, acrobats, character performers, specialty acts and aerialists.

Crew size is 3 persons: 1 Technical director, 1 FOH operator (lighting, media and show control), and 1 lead rigger/ acrobatic rigger.

A. FORTUNA from Circo Luci is a European-style theatrical circus.
A. The show was originally designed to be performed in a theater, but can also be performed in tents, convention spaces, custom open spaces, and in outdoor venues.
A. Loading in FORTUNA depends on access to the space, but shows from POET Theatricals in touring configuration can be loaded in a quickly as 1 day. In non-touring configuration, FORTUNA take 2-3 days to load in to a performance space.
A. There are 18 performers in the production comprised of live singers, acrobats, character performers, specialty acts and aerialists.
A. The soundtrack is an original score written for the production.
A. The show can be scaled for as short as 30 minutes to as long as 75 minutes.
A. The show travels with its own performer flying automation and technicians to operate and is included in the cost of the show. The venue however must be able to support the rigging loads and have appropriate hang points to mount the FORTUNA’s equipment.
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