Friday, April 19, 2019

Send in the Clowns

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 4:31 PM

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They say the circus arrives without warning, but what happens when the circus blows its top?

That’s exactly what happens in Quirkus Circus & the Missing Ringmaster, a new addition to the family series at Live Theatre Workshop.

The show attempts the impossible, seeking to create a storyline that can be enjoyed by the youngest members of the audience while also entertaining adults. And while it has moments of perfectly walking this tightrope, it also comes dangerously close to toppling in others.

Under the direction of Kristian Kissel, the players seamlessly mix their interactions with one another and the audience. The choreography and sets are simple but add just enough flourish to take the audience to the big top.

Quirkus Circus is an excellent way to introduce young children to theater. Running at just 45 minutes, it’s participatory, light and overall highly enjoyable.

Quirkus Circus & the Missing Ringmaster is playing at Live Theatre Workshop on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. through June 9. You can buy tickets on their website, www.livetheatreworkshop.org, or by calling the box office at (520) 327-4242.

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