Oddfellows Playhouse Traveling Circus, now in its fourth season, presents two special performances of its current show, Seven Suitcases, a Trunk and an Egg, on June 1 at 7 and 9 pm. The 7 pm show is a benefit to help Traveling Circus members attend the American Youth Circus Festival in
Seven Suitcases, a Trunk and an Egg is the story of 7 eccentric clown characters on a journey which starts with the birth of a clown and goes all the way to circus paradise. Along the way this motley and diverse crew finds romance, adventure, conflict, and, ultimately, joy. The 45-minute show, which is appropriate for all ages, features juggling, contortion, unicycling, acrobatics, stilt-dancing, and loads of side-splitting character comedy and slapstick.
Under the direction of Dic Wheeler, assisted by Amy Richmond-Prchal, the 6 members of this season’s Traveling Circus ensemble are all between the ages of 13 and 19 and are veterans of the Children’s Circus of Middletown. These young performers exhibit a professional level of circus skills that will astonish audience members unfamiliar with top-tier youth circus.
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