It tells the story of an inventor who finds his way into a strange new world where the laws of physics don't work the same way they do here. This is the Excuse Plot for a show full of incredible acrobatic stunts, funny moments, and straight-up weirdness.
This show contains examples of:
- All There in the Manual: As usual for Cirque shows, if you want an in-depth story rundown, you'll need to read either the program or the website.
- Arc Number: Eleven. The entirety of the show takes place within one minute: 11:11 PM.
- Audience Participation: The clown takes a woman from the audience onstage and pretends to go on a date with her. He then pretends to be a cat, including pretending to cough up a hairball on her lap.
- Clock Punk: Clocks and gears everywhere. Most notably, there's a clock on the back wall of the stage: When it ticks over to 11:11, the show starts; when it moves to 11:12, the show ends.
- Clockwork Creatures: The Kurios. The suction cup one in particular bears an unsettling resemblance to a Dalek.
- Costume Porn: Everyone, but a special mention goes to the named characters.
- Excuse Plot: Cirque du Soleil is not known for having especially thick plots.
- Mr. Imagination: The Seeker.
- Non-Ironic Clown: There's one in it.
- No Flash Photography, Video, or Cell Phones Warning: Also includes a reminder to the audience to turn off their portable telegraphs.
- Scenery Porn: The stage is very impressive.
- Singing Simlish and Speaking Simlish: As with most Cirque shows.
- Ugly Guy Hot Girlfriend: The fat Mr. Microcosmos and a beautiful, unnamed artist. She performs acrobatic contortions on a flying bicycle, and flies away, dropping him a Love Letter on a parachute.
- Year Outside, Hour Inside: After a fashion. In-universe, only a minute passes during the whole thing; out-of-universe, the show runs substantially longer.