Highwire Daredevil Comes Down to Earth at Abrons

Philippe Petit will perform in Wireless! at Abrons Arts Center June 16-18

The world famous French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, known for his daredevil trip between the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in 1974, will present his first theatrical one-man show, Wireless! A Work in Progress, at the Abrons Arts Center on Thursday.

Petit’s book, To Reach The Clouds (re-titled Man On Wire in paperback), which recounts one of the most astounding “artistic crimes” of all time, is the subject of the brilliant Academy Award-winning documentary film, Man On Wire.